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Flat nails, diagnosed with platonychia due to low iron, taking medicines for reflux. Would low iron be due to reflux?

I just came from a Doctors visit yesterday and a few of my nails are flat - about 4 total - with the rest of them being normal. He - the Doctor said that it appears to be what they call Platynychia which is commonly known for having low Iron. Moreover, I am being treated for reflux problem for over 2 years and the Heomtolgist I visited yesterday said that the low Iron was probably being caused from my reflux issue. Trying to obtain second opinion on this matter. Thanks for any confirmation on this matter.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Hello. Platonychia can be cause by low serum iron. If you are a female patient and you have heavy menstrual bleeding, that is a possible cause. I you are older than 50, you should have a colonoscopy to be sure you are not loosing blood in your stools. Reflux by itself is not a cause of low serum iron. However, some gastric problems which might cause reflux, as helicobacter pylori infection in your stomach, might be responsible for the low iron.
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. The problem is defeciency of iron, it may be secondary due to worms like hook worm. mal absorbtio of iron and proteins or lack of iron and proteins in diet. Hook worms take the blood from the intestines and cause anaemia.
besides i advise you to follow some diet recomendations as take more of green leafy vegetables, pulses, sprouts, milk, egg, meat, sea foods, fruits and juices.
Avoid taking spices, chillies, junk foods, and oily foods. Wishing for aquick recovery and thanks for calling. Take bone soup, raw vegetable salads, and vegetable juice to develope good increase in haemoglobin.
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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