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Horizontal Ridges In Fingernails


Striations on Fingernails & Nutrition

Read my article: Striations on Fingernails & Nutrition on The Nest...The appearance of your fingernails reflects more than proper grooming -- it tells a lot about your diet, too.

Your fingernails can divulge information about your general health. Because nails grow quickly they often show visible signs of nutritional problems before other tissues do. Fingernail ridges can indicate vitamin or mineral deficiencies as well as general malnutrition or other illness if they run horizontally but are usually benign if they run vertically. Nutritional deficiencies can also cause fingernails to become misshapen discolored or brittle breaking easily. See your doctor if you…