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Help With Nail and Hair Loss

By March 3, 2008 - 12:50pm
 
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Has anyone experienced this type of hair or nail loss before? Does anyone have any advice or resources that they found helpful?

http://empowher.com/her-story/cathia-shares-her-story-of-hair-and-nail-loss

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Someone in the World Wide Webosphere came up with this possible solution for Cathia.

Some of the things that can affect the skin, nails, and hair
are described here.

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Another one from a thyroid disease chat center

Very interesting.
Hair thinning is definately a symptom of thyroid disorders but the nail thing is not something I have personally heard of or experienced with mine.
The first thing that I thought of was psoriasis but I am sure the doctors would have checked for that. Also fungal infections etc.
As both hair and nails are composed of keratin as a shot in the dark there may be a connection there? Some kind of deficiency?

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-168059054.html

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I agree with Whit, hair thinning is defiately thyroid. Brittle nails is also, her body may be just more extreme than most others. I guess the obvious question here is has her thyroid been tested?

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Anyone found any others?

March 10, 2008 - 2:07pm
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Anonymous (reply to Tina Tran)

If it's not a thyroid problem it could be that your body has an iron deficiency.

October 27, 2011 - 7:06am
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