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What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Nails
Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2014 | Kevin Loria

Posted on 07/20/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

When most of us look at our hands, we might notice that we need to trim, clean, or stop biting our fingernails, and that's about it.

But if you ask a dermatologist, they can see a whole lot more. Everything from poor diet and stress to serious kidney problems can be revealed by a glance at your fingernails.

There are about 30 different nail signs that can be associated with medical issues, though many may indicate more than one problem, according to Dr. Amy Derick, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University.

Here are eight of the things a doctor can tell about your health based on your fingernails.

1. People with emphysema and other lung problems frequently develop what's known as "clubbed" nails, according to Derick. When this happens, the fingertips become rounder and the curve of the nail changes, developing a steeper up and down pitch.

2. Small little pits or indentations can be a sign of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or eczema, according to Dr. Doris Day, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University. Arthritis affects the joints and can be related to psoriasis, which, like eczema, affects the skin.

3. People who aren't eating well and have vitamin or dietary deficiencies may have thinner than normal nails, which are more likely to break, according to Day.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: doctor; fingernails; health; nails

1 posted on 07/20/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You’ve nailed it..


2 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:06 AM PDT by brivette
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To: SeekAndFind

And a guy with nail polish might have some mental issues.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 11:16:03 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

The galvanized, black iron, or Teflon coated?

Finish or box?

The possibilities are endless.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 11:18:02 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if we could tell what drugs the Community-Organizer-in-Chief uses regularly and which specific mental illness is dominant from his nails.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Mears

bfl


6 posted on 07/20/2014 11:22:28 AM PDT by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind
My what?

.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Filed for later .....


8 posted on 07/20/2014 11:30:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (Weekend BUMP)
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To: x1stcav; Cementjungle
Can a doctor tell the health of this person?


9 posted on 07/20/2014 11:32:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: x1stcav

Capewell or Mustad.
Oh wait, Capewell in no longer in business.
City head,
Regular head or
Race head ( Is that racis)


10 posted on 07/20/2014 11:38:42 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, sick.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 11:42:41 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Batshit crazy would be my diagnosis.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 11:46:07 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s cutting it to the quick.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There are SNAILS on her plate!


14 posted on 07/20/2014 11:47:19 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SeekAndFind

People with less than ten finger nails may have coordination issues.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr. Doris Day!


16 posted on 07/20/2014 12:03:10 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr. Doris Day! I wonder if she sings to her patients.

You are here to see
If you’ll live another day,
but I’ll tell you,
as I tell all others . . .

Que Sera! Que Sera!
Whatever will be will be . . .


17 posted on 07/20/2014 12:16:36 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bart Giamatti and fingernail diagnosis story:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1989-09-05/sports/8903010527_1_william-g-cahan-fingers-doctors


18 posted on 07/20/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by BansheeBill
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To: SeekAndFind

Eat vitamin C and it’ll improve those finger nails!


19 posted on 07/20/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

mentally unstable


20 posted on 07/20/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: SeekAndFind

She has way to much free time?


21 posted on 07/20/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those are finishing nails.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 2:21:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Cementjungle

What’s he trying to hide?


23 posted on 07/20/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: brivette

That was “quick”...


24 posted on 07/20/2014 2:46:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: brivette
You’ve nailed it..

And that only scratches the surface.

25 posted on 07/20/2014 6:01:32 PM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Collagen is one of the MOST over looked nutrients our bodies need from birth to death. It plays a big role in bone density for those with Osteoporosis.

I’ve been doing a lot of Holistic natural treatment research for OP, as I want to avoid the drugs that have serious FDA Warnings on, and doctors ignore them. I refuse to go the drug route due to the FDA warnings on them, which doctors do NOT tell patients are there. Not to mention I had a BAD reaction to the sample package of Fosamax. When your stupid drug OVER RIDES 80 mg of Nexium, and causes BONE PAIN, I’m not taking it!

As a stubborn Celt heritage I’m good at the word NO! 2013 DX score was -3.1 thanks to 0’care I can’t get a new DX test until 2015. So neither I or my doctor know what condition my OP is in. I’ve been doing the Vit/Min route for a year now. Regardless of outcome I feel better, and sure don’t miss those side effects that come with the nasty OP drugs.

Nutrition for Healthy Skin: Silica,
Niacin, Vitamin K2, and Probiotics
http://chriskresser.com/nutrition-for-healthy-skin-silica-niacin-vitamin-k2-and-probiotics

Chronic pain linked to vitamin D deficiency in men
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275615.php

zinc & Copper imbalance
http://www.drkaslow.com/html/zinc-copper_imbalances.htmli

Collagen Role in Body
http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BoneStruct

http://www.raysahelian.com/collagen.html

Benefits of Probiotics
http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0905c.shtml

K2 http://www.dentalaegis.com/cced/2011/10/bridging-the-gap-between-osteoporosis-and-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-preventing-and-treating-bronj-with-mk4

FDA ALERT RECLAST higher risk of Kidney Failure and A Fib.
http://www.natap.org/2011/newsUpdates/090911_03.htm

Reclast UPS kidney failure, A FIB risk.
http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/news/20110901/fda-osteoporsis-drug_ups-kidney-failure-risk

Safety update for osteoporosis drugs, bisphosphonates, and atypical fractures
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugsafetypodcasts/ucm229800.htm

Black box warning Foreto
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21853
Like most useful medications, Forteo may have its possible downside. In animals, it promotes the development of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. In humans, osteosarcoma has not been reported but it remains a concern with Forteo. (The daily injections are also a downside.)

For the heck of it for those with cholesterol issues there is a new study that USA docs are A: not aware of or B: like the drug company kick backs.

This is a Brand NEW study.
Cholesterol : Dietary guidelines are wrong on saturated fats, claims cardiovascular researcher
http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science-Nutrition/Dietary-guidelines-are-wrong-on-saturated-fats-claims-cardiovascular-researcher

SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT SATURATED FAT!
http://time.com/2861540/fat-and-carbs-diet-guidelines/


26 posted on 07/21/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131?s=1

Nail ridges are a sign of Thyroid issues.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:09 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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