Leukonychia

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  • Examples Of What Your Nails Can Say About Your Health Essay

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    What Your Nails Can Say About Your Health What Your Nails Can Say About Your Health Nails are not just an aesthetic feature of your body, they can tell a lot about your physical health! When the nails start to grow in a different shape or even change their colour, it usually is a sign that something might be wrong with your health. American Academy of Dermatology agrees to this, according to their study - "Nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration

  • Muehrcke's Metamorphosis

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    Based on the patient information provided, the diagnosis of hypertension, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism and the physical examination found dry skin with keratosis pylari due to lack of omega -3 –fatty acid1 and noted white spots on the nails (leukonychia) which is caused by zinc deficiency, Muehrcke's lines which indicates protein deficiency and tongue slightly thickened with scalloped edges, which is caused by underactive thyroid glands2. The patient is currently taking medication Thiazide diuretics

  • Nail Disease Research Paper

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    They have the appearance of a splinter because the blood that has been released under the nail bed oxidizes and appears brown or black and is often positioned in the direction of nail growth. Leukonychia spots is a disorder that causes white discoloration of the nail caused by just a minor injury to the matrix. This disorder usually just grows off the nail and requires no medical attention. These spots are not caused by vitamin or mineral deficiency

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