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Have flaking finger nails on hands. Nails short. Cause?

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I have flaking finger nails that started about 2 month ago. it is on both hands and effects all fingers. My nails are short. . What can cause this to start all of a suddon?
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Take nutrient XXXXXXX food and vitamin supplement.

Detailed Answer:
I am Dr.Manjeth XXXXXXX

It is difficult to identify the exact cause.
At this age of 80, Vitamins and antioxidants deficiency are more common.
So if you are my patient, i will start with Multi vitamin supplements and Nutrient XXXXXXX diet for 3 to 6 months.

Most of my patients the change in their nails and they begin to become normal.

If you do not get any cure, i will start my investigation with Hemoglobin and iron levels, Thyroid hormones, blood sugar and will treat accordingly.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you any follow up or further queries.
Wishing you a good health.
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