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What causes ridges on the finger and toe nails?

I am hypothyroid, for the last year my levels have been up & down. I takes b-12 shot once a month, I take iron I was anemic. I am overweight. I had a gastric sleeved one 3 1/2 yrs. ago. I lost 80# but the last year and half I have gained back 30 #. My fingernails & toenails are rough and have ridges all over them. Theylook and feel weird. They have been lime this for about a year.
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
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Hello,

Most seemingly issue with deficiency of thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin C, keratin, zinc or other micronutrients necessary for the nail bed nutrition.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Purva Patel,
General & Family Physician
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