Question: What your nails say about your thyroid?

Curved nails with swollen fingertip A swollen fingertip, curved nail, and thickening skin above a nail are often signs of thyroid disease.

Can thyroid problems affect your fingernails?

Thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis). Severe illness or surgery may cause horizontal depressions in the nails Beau lines.

What do your hands look like with hypothyroidism?

Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism can show up in the hands and nails. Hypothyroidism can cause dermatologic findings such as nail infection, vertical white ridges on the nails, nail splitting, brittle nails, slow nail growth, and nails lifting up.

Can losing weight affect your thyroid?

Moderate weight loss is sufficient to affect thyroid hormone homeostasis and inhibit its peripheral conversion. Thyroid.

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