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Old 01-28-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hi all,

Over the last two years, I have seen a steady decline in the appearance of my nails. Peeling, splitting, breaking and vertical ridges.

It started with my thumbs and has started to slowly progress to the other nails. Now my toenails appear to be getting vertical ridges and break easily. I tend to keep my nails trimmed short so it's not as if I have talons.

I've made improvements to my diet and take vitamins and the problem persists. I seldom paint my nails and I do not wear fake nails.

I've brought it to the attention of my doctor twice and he has run numerous blood tests and can't find anything to indicate a serious underlying health issue.

Has anyone else experienced this??

Is it age related? I've heard our nail's get weaker as we age but I'm only 42.

Any other thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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That does happen naturally with age. But there can be other reasons. I really like this page:
Nail Diseases and Disorders

It has all the reasons with photos and little write ups. If its just the dry thing..I got a tin of that Burt's Bees lemon cuticle cream to fight that and its working really well. Plus it smells like fresh lemonade..reminds me of summer.

When you file your nails do you do it all one direction? Sawing back and forth or making too pointed of a tip will make them split/brittle.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm 22 and my nails are like this. I take a multi-vitamin, but a co-worker has suggested a calcium supplement as well. Calcium supplement at 22? Crazy. In the past I did take a special hair, skin, and nail vitamin called Dermavite that my dermatologist recommended(for my skin). It contains calcium, zinc, and folic acid to name a few. Here's the link: Amazon.com: DermaVite Dietary Supplement Healthy Skin (60 tablets): Beauty (http://www.amazon.com/DermaVite-Dietary-Supplement-Healthy-tablets/dp/B0000Y3G1G - broken link)

As I am writing this, I don't know why I don't take these anymore. I think I might make it out to the health food store. haha. Good Luck!
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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That does happen naturally with age. But there can be other reasons. I really like this page:
Nail Diseases and Disorders

It has all the reasons with photos and little write ups. If its just the dry thing..I got a tin of that Burt's Bees lemon cuticle cream to fight that and its working really well. Plus it smells like fresh lemonade..reminds me of summer.

When you file your nails do you do it all one direction? Sawing back and forth or making too pointed of a tip will make them split/brittle.
That was a very interesting article and some of those pictures were something else. Whew!!! I may just be dealing with old, brittle nails judging from the photos and descriptions. Thanks for sending the link!
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm 22 and my nails are like this. I take a multi-vitamin, but a co-worker has suggested a calcium supplement as well. Calcium supplement at 22? Crazy. In the past I did take a special hair, skin, and nail vitamin called Dermavite that my dermatologist recommended(for my skin). It contains calcium, zinc, and folic acid to name a few. Here's the link: Amazon.com: DermaVite Dietary Supplement Healthy Skin (60 tablets): Beauty (http://www.amazon.com/DermaVite-Dietary-Supplement-Healthy-tablets/dp/B0000Y3G1G - broken link)

As I am writing this, I don't know why I don't take these anymore. I think I might make it out to the health food store. haha. Good Luck!
I have a couple very good quality vitamins I take, including calcium and a B complex for skin, hair and nails. I may add Iron and Zinc to the line-up though.
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