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What causes extreme dryness of skin and brittleness of nails?

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What would be the cause of excessive dry skin all over my body, finger nails that begin to turn into distorted shapes after getting to a certain length, extreme hair loss in head for over six months, chronic fatigue?
Posted Sun, 9 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 59 minutes later
Brief Answer: Hypothyroidism Detailed Answer: Hello Your symptoms are suggesting of hypothyroidsm. It manifest with dryness of skin and brittleness of nails. Have you got thyroid tests done. If not please get TSH, T3 AND T 4 tests done and let me know the result. Waiting for your response. Thank you
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