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    Old 05-05-2001, 05:12 PM   #1
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    Post fingernail ridges/diagnosis?

    I've read a few different opinions on nail ridges. eg., fungus, vitamin deficiency, heart/lung circulation problems etc. Years ago I read somewhere, I think, that thumbs reflect the brain and that horizontal ridges on thumbnails meant lack of circulation or nerve flow to/from the brain. I can't find the resource now. This condition comes and goes in severity. Anyone has input or resources on diagnosis for horizontal deep multiple ridges on thumbnails?

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    Old 10-04-2003, 06:53 PM   #2
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    horizontal ridges on nails can mean you are hypothyroid see if you also have teeth indentions in your tounge

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    I read somewhere that those ridges can indicate iron deficiency.

    Old 10-14-2003, 11:29 AM   #4
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    was just talking to my sis about nail ridges this morning. I have fibro and cfs. I noticed about a month ago, that I have ridges,not horizontally, but vertically, and only on the thumb nail. Each nail has only one ridge right in the center of the nail. Also its not just a ridge, its something you can feel and see right away. It goes up right into a bump almost, starting from the moon area. Does anyone know what causes this??
    PS interesting topic

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