Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle nails are a medical condition that many women deal with. I had no idea what a problem that could be until I developed thyroid disease. All of my life I had beautiful nails; long, strong, nice shape. I always received compliments on how pretty my nails were. Then along came the thyroid disease and it all changed! I couldn’t get my nails to grow past the end of my fingertips. They would have chunks break off; they had ridges running the length of the nail; layers of nail would just peel off! I was devastated! My once beautiful nails were terrible! I had always kept them polished but now it was almost impossible. I would keep polish on them just to get them to grow at all! My nails are better now, however, I know when my thyroid hormones are too low!

In this article by Angela Davis, she shares the conditions that cause brittle nails including poor nutrition and hypothyroidism.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/your-health-your-wealth/tackling_118449?profile=1373

 

In this article by Pallabi Dey Purkayastha, she writes about nail fungal infections. Not a very fun topic, but good information on how you would get the infection and more important, how to treat it.  

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/nail-that-before-its-too-late/articleshow/61881350.cms?

 

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