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How is onycholysis related to thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease tends to cause and aggravate onycholysis. If the thyroid is either underworked or (more commonly) if it is overworked, it is possible that your nails will become very brittle and frail or begin to peel away from the skin. This is why your doctor will often check for thyroid malfunction if you have onycholysis.

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What is the rate of incidence for onycholysis?
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Specific statistics for onycholysis are unknown. Nail deformities in general are fairly common. Near...
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What are the symptoms of onycholysis?
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Onycholysis usually affects several nails at a time. The nail begins to slowly detach starting at th...
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What are some other nail conditions besides onycholysis?
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Other nail conditions besides onycholysis include conditions like Beau's lines, brittle nails, koilo...
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Can onycholysis be caused by my medications?
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Onycholysis can develop as a reaction toward several different medications. These aggravating medica...
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