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1,160 Possible Causes for Nail Loss

  • Iron Deficiency

    Other symptoms of the condition include spoon shaped or scooped nails, breathlessness, loss of consciousness, an irregular heartbeat, headaches, and dizziness.[the.ismaili] For example, you can develop fragile and broken nails, hair loss and heart failure .[patient.info] If severe, it can also cause breathlessness on exertion, hair changes/hair loss, nail changes, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and occasionally strange cravings for non-food[melbournehaematology.com.au]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    […] of sex drive -- This symptom is related to fatigue caused by B12 deficiency anemia Brittle nails -- Can occur with B12 deficiency, says the Pernicious Anemia Society Burning[vitamins.lovetoknow.com] Hopkins Medicine reports this is a B12 deficiency symptom Feeling bloated -- The Pernicious Anemia Society says this results from stomach swelling related to pernicious anemia Loss[vitamins.lovetoknow.com]

  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    The presence of total gastrointestinal mucosal atrophy with nail loss is reported for the first time.[gut.bmj.com] Atrophy of fingernail and toenails were later observed, in addition to eventual toenail and nail loss.[spandidos-publications.com] A 77-year-old man was diagnosed with sigmoid colon cancer after presenting with hypoproteinemia, nail atrophy, loss of scalp hair, hyperpigmentation, and gastrointestinal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anemia

    Other symptoms of the condition include spoon shaped or scooped nails, breathlessness, loss of consciousness, an irregular heartbeat, headaches, and dizziness.[the.ismaili] Anemia can produce other symptoms, such as: paleness shortness of breath cold hands and feet headaches dizziness fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat brittle nails or hair loss[familydoctor.org] Other signs include rapid heartbeat, irritability, loss of appetite, brittle nails, and a sore or swollen tongue.[babycenter.com]

  • Malnutrition

    In children, delayed or slow growth, bloated abdomen, listlessness Anemia Weight loss, decreased muscle mass, and weakness Dry scaly skin Fluid accumulation (edema) Brittle[labtestsonline.org] , thinning hair Brittle and malformed (spooned) nails Chronic diarrhea Slow wound healing Bone and joint pain Mental changes such as confusion and irritability Enlarged thyroid[labtestsonline.org]

  • Skin Infection

    If left untreated, a scalp infection may progress to a "kerion," a large abscess with permanent hair loss. Treatment.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Nail Infection Fungal infections of the nails (onychomycosis) are very common and increase in frequency with age. Infected nails may thicken, yellow, and crumble.[orthoinfo.aaos.org]

  • Dermatitis

    The following conditions may affect patients with DH, especially when it is associated with coeliac disease: Aphthous ulcers and angular cheilitis Dry skin, nail and hair[web.archive.org] […] and hair abnormalities Dental problems: thin enamel Neurological problems: ataxia (loss of balance), polyneuropathy, epilepsy Heart problems: pericarditis and cardiomyopathy[dermnetnz.org] […] abnormalities Dental problems: thin enamel Neurological problems: ataxia (loss of balance), polyneuropathy, epilepsy Heart problems: pericarditis and cardiomyopathy Recurrent[web.archive.org]

  • Fracture

    The open distal tibial fracture underwent an intramedullary nailing on day six post-trauma, while the segmental bone loss was refilled with a temporary cement spacer, in order[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present the case of a 33-year-old woman who sustained an open distal tibia fracture type 43-A3.3, with segmental bone loss, and a closed bifocal fibular fracture.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pregnancy

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  • Neuropathy

    Muscle weakness Cramps Muscle twitching Loss of muscle and bone Changes in skin, hair, or nails Numbness Loss of sensation or feeling in body parts Loss of balance or other[hopkinsmedicine.org] They may also suffer from cramps, muscle twitching, muscle and bone loss, and changes in the skin, hair and nails.[livescience.com] When the nerves aren’t functioning, those areas can’t get the lubrication they need, resulting in hair loss, dry skin, and ridged and brittle nails.[rd.com]

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