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“Malnutrition and stress negatively affect the health of the body, as well as can be reflected on the nails as white spots. White spots on the nails, which are a problem that can be seen from time to time in everyone, are important according to their shape and size. So, what causes a white spot on the nails, how does it pass? Here are recommendations for white spots on the nails.”

The fact that the nails look beautiful and well-groomed is an indicator of being healthy as well as physical. But from time to time, white spots may form on the nails, which cast a shadow on this beauty. So what is the reason for this, what causes a white spot on the nails, if you are wondering how it passes, here are the expert responses to white spots on the nails…

What causes a white spot on the nails?

iHealth member and Gaziantep hospital Dermatology Specialist Dr. lists the reasons behind the white spots on the nails as follows:

White spots on the nail can be caused by a lack of protein and other nutrients, kidney or liver disease, if they appear in the form of long white fluctuations and on more than one nail. Short white and horizontal stripes, on the other hand, are often formed as a result of impact, disappear on their own over time, provided that hard objects are not interfered with by nails.

On the other hand, arsenic poisoning can also be caused by a lack of minerals such as zinc, selenium, calcium magnesium and manganese. It is necessary to evaluate the blood necessarily.

Other reasons for the formation of these spots are a lack of thyroid hormones, anemia, keratin deficiency, and side effects of certain medications.

Which doctor should I see for white spots on the nails?

Long-term white spots on the nail should be treated seriously, do not be late. It is necessary to go to a dermatologist and examine the cause with examinations and laboratory examinations, and treatment for the cause should be given.

How to get rid of white spots on the nails?

Nail polishes also block the air circulation in the nails, causing a white spot to form along with a circulatory disorder. The applied nail polishes should not be kept on the nails for a long time, they should be removed with healthy cleansing agents with glycerin, and the nails should be allowed to breathe.

At the same time, white spots on the nails that occur due to a lack of protein can be resolved by consuming foods containing protein.

White spots that form on the nails can be the beginning of a fungal disease, especially on the toenails. Some skin diseases also have white spots that we call leukonychia. In order for it not to progress, treatment should be started by a skin doctor.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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