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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

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    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

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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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    What is Alopecia Areata and can I get it? Alopecia Areata, by definition, is a sudden loss of hair that generally begins with one or more circular bald spots that can potentially overlap. Alopecia Areata is very common; it affects 4.6 million people in the United States (Mackay-Wiggan 31). It is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world, making it more common than diabetes! Everyone and anyone can be affected by Alopecia: men, women, and all races. There is no known information

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    Hepatitis B: How Much Do You Really Know? Haley Watkins NPN 135: Introduction to Health Deviation Mrs. Norwood-McGregor April 20, 2015 Introduction It’s all something that they’ve heard about, but do they really know as much about the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) as they think? HBV is a virus that attacks the liver, which can cause lifelong infections and other serious diseases (CDC, 2014). HBV is spread in multiple ways and is more life threatening than people realize. Explaining HBV requires

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    CLINICAL OVERVIEW TEMPLATE (Onychomycosis) TERMINOLOGY CLINICAL CLARIFICATION  Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail bed, matrix or plate. [1, 2]  It was historically referred to a non-dermatophytic infection of the nail but is now generally used as term to denote any fungal nail infection. [1] CLASSIFICATION  Onychomycosis is classified to several types characterized by clinical presentation, the route of invasion, or causing organism: o Distal subungual onychomycosis (DSO) is the

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