Wrinkled Ear Lobes means....

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    What are your nursing tricks? I heard early in my nursing career if someone has wrinkles in their ear lobes, they have either chronic HTN our cardiac problems. What tricks and secrets do you look for when you assess pts?

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    Actually, I believe the crease in the ear lobe is a marker for coronary artery disease. Here is one of several links:
    http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/con...tract/147/1/65
    Last edit by bookwormom on Mar 28, '11 : Reason: spelling
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    I can't help but look to see if the top of the ear matches up to the corner of the eye. Supposedly, if they don't match up, the person may have kidney issues...
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    http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...&aqi=&aql=&oq=

    I had to google what you were talking about. I had never heard about this before! From what they're talking about, the older gentleman with the crease near where a normal earring on a woman would go is what they're talking about. I'll have to look for that incessantly now!

    The only thing *I* look for is clubbing of fingers. I'm sure you guys/gals all know what that is, however it's indicative of chronic hypoperfusion, though it's a really late sign. The only problem is that my sister has the start of finger clubbing, has no health problems, and is only in her 30's so obviously both of these signs aren't 100% accurate
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    ...you're old?

    (sorry, I couldn't help it)
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    Quote from Tina, RN
    I can't help but look to see if the top of the ear matches up to the corner of the eye. Supposedly, if they don't match up, the person may have kidney issues...
    So after reading this I looked at my ear and it doesnt match the corner of my eye haha. I have been hospitalized for horrible kidney stones before.. lol maybe thats why!
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    cysts around the eye...hi cholesterol?

    ear lobes pinned down...soon to die?
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    Quote from General E. Speaking, RN
    ...you're old?

    (sorry, I couldn't help it)
    hahahahahahhahaha
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    I was told long ago by a dermatologist that people with eczema had lots more fine lines on their palms than the palms belonging to those without eczema. The reason wasn't known at that time by the dermatologist, but I've found it to be true.
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    Quote from applescruffette
    I was told long ago by a dermatologist that people with eczema had lots more fine lines on their palms than the palms belonging to those without eczema. The reason wasn't known at that time by the dermatologist, but I've found it to be true.

    My palms look like a roadmap. People are often astonished by how crease-y they are.


    One more freaky thing to point out in class, thanks!
    Baloney Amputation likes this.


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