I'm wondering if anyone has experienced nail changes with PCOS/vegan diet.
My nails really bother me and trigger my health anxiety! I'm obsessively scanning and comparing them all of the time. It's exhausting!
I've had numerous tests over the past year including loads of blood tests (vitamins, hormones, thyroid etc.), a chest X-ray, an ECG and heart monitor etc. I'm currently waiting for some ultrasounds. Everything has come back normal although I do still suspect I might have a thyroid problem.
My nails have always been brittle and pale but they've become even worse in the past few years. They now resemble "Terry's Nails" which really freaks me out, haha. (Pale/grey/white with red bands across the top). The GP has told me that nails like this can be normal and don't necessarily indicate an underlying illness. It doesn't stop me from worrying though!
I went vegan in 2016 and I eat a healthy balanced diet full of good stuff! However, I have definitely noticed the nail changes since going vegan. I remember noticing my nails getting pale early on and they've just gradually become paler over time and developed the red bands across the top.
I understand that PCOS can interfere with protein absorption and so it's recommended to consume more protein than average. I'm wondering if I'm just not hitting my daily protein requirements. I'm going to invest in some protein powders to assist. I take inositol, multivitamins, B12, magnesium & zinc and omega 3s.
Anybody here with nails like this?
Can anyone shed more light on PCOS and protein absorption?