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    Default Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    I've developed these on my thumbs over the past few weeks; something tells me it isnt a coincidence and is infact related to my declining health over the 2 years.








    The pictures sort of suck but hopefully ya'll see what im talking about.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    As i have been mentioning over and over again about malabsorption is running rampant in many cases of fatigue and hormonal imbalances

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    ...haha, I thought you were posting pictures of your willy! I had my trigger finger all primed and ready on the ban button.

    I have vertical ridges (which are quite common). I've never seen horizontal ones before, but I do believe that they're a good indicator of a bigger health concern...hebs

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    I get something like that on my big toes. Never thought anything about it though.

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    Horizontal ridges mat be a sign of arsenic poisoning. Also look at this copy and paste: Some horizontal ridge phenomena include:


    Muehrcke lines are associated with albumin deficiency (as is kidney disease, and liver and severe malnutrition), but also seen in chemotherapy. (source eMedicine). They seem to be a simple interruption of pigmentation.

    Beau's lines are horizontal lines of darkened cells and linear depressions. They may be associated with traumas, acute severe illness, malnutrition, major metabolic condition, chemotherapy or other damaging event, and is the result of any interruption in the protein formation of the nail plate.


    Mees' lines or Aldrich-Mees' lines are horizontal lines of discoloration which occur on the nails of the fingers and toes after an episode of poisoning with arsenic or thallium or other heavy metals. They can also appear if the subject is suffering from renal failure. They are typically white bands traversing the width of the nail. With growth of the nail, they are displaced upward on the nail and eventually disappear when trimmed. (wikipedea)

    Just some ideas.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    I have vertical that came on when I believe my adrenal issues were at its worst.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Looks normal to me. I have them too. Sometimes they grow a little faster, sometimes a little slower.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Quote Originally Posted by seekonk View Post
    Looks normal to me. I have them too. Sometimes they grow a little faster, sometimes a little slower.
    I have seen this several times in people with protein malabsorption among other GI issues.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Horizontal ridges can be nothing or they can be significant. With these vague signs and symptoms that could be significant but could also be nothing, I usually adopt a "wait and see" attitude. They are almost always nothing.

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    My toenail has a few vertical deep lines and one is slightly yellowish.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Quote Originally Posted by simpllyhuge View Post
    My toenail has a few vertical deep lines and one is slightly yellowish.
    Most likely fungus developing, might be from weaken immune system. Basically you got toe jam LOL

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    I have seen this several times in people with protein malabsorption among other GI issues.

    I definitely have GI symptoms, and they seem to lessen towards the end of the day, along with my regular symptoms...

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Quote Originally Posted by diesiel View Post
    I definitely have GI symptoms, and they seem to lessen towards the end of the day, along with my regular symptoms...
    Need to find out why..

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    I see.

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    Default Re: Horizontal Fingernail Ridges (pictures included)

    Horizontal fingernail ridges are an indication of iron deficiency, according to Dr Bob Marshall on his radio show recently.

 

 

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