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Am a 85 year old woman. Why are my nails not growing? high

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am a 85 year old woman. Why are my nails not growing?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: high blood pressure, cholesterol, synthroid, and breo
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: 3 months ago. not sure of family hbp.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

as we get older, our nails can slow down how quickly they grow

they can grow extremely slowly

if you are eating less protein than you did before, this can cause your nails to grow more slowly as well.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

I bet your nails are growing, but just really really really slowly