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Groovy fingernails

Postby THX1138 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:48 pm

My fingernails are (longitudinally) groovy, and that's not groovy.
What does this mean ?

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Re: Groovy fingernails

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:59 pm

sounds like something's amiss. there are lots of pages online about what various nail quirkinesses mean.

my fingernails used to be pitted. when i was at my worst, they would partially detach from the base. when i get too lazy with my regimen for long enough, i can count on a warning pit to appear. what's your regimen been like lately?
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Groovy fingernails

Postby 1eye » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:21 pm

I had longitudinal ridges when I was on LDN. My fingernails grew faster and harder. I think a lot of calcium intake had the a similar effect.
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Re: Groovy fingernails

Postby DrGeoff » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:04 pm

The most obvious cause is a heart condition.
Worth getting this checked out before looking for anything else.
You may also find that the nails are weaker along the ridge lines (Mine still are and that is almost 15 years since teh bypass operation).
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Re: Groovy fingernails

Postby THX1138 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:26 am

Slide show: 7 fingernail problems not to ignore https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/multimedia/nails/sls-20076131

After seeing this, I feel good about my nails.
I do still want to know what is causing the ridges.
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