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what makes my fingernails turn up at the ends/

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what makes my fingernails turn up at the ends/
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 5 years ago.

I can understand your anxiety.

Few causes need to be considered. Reduced blood supply leads to altered oxygen to them {abnormality at heart or lung}/ kidney disease {build-up of nitrogen waste products in the blood}/ liver disease/ thyroid abnormality/ long standing illness/ injury/ infection/ malnutrition or vitamin deficiency/ aging.

In nut shell it does not indicate to a single disease but definitely tells that there is some abnormality going on.

A physical check up along with few investigations like blood tests/ chest x ray/ EKG do help in getting a clue to cause or may be just for peace of mind.

Wish you best of health. God bless