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Why do I have brittle nails?

Why do I have brittle nails?

Brittle nails.: Nails can become brittle underneath false nails, if you find yourself wearing them often. Otherwise, the health of your nails is reflective of your overall nutritional status - vitamins and minerals especially. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Brittle Fingernails (Definition)

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How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

How do I get dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

Yes: The small intestine is damaged in celiac disease by the body's autoimmune reaction to gluten. This creates malabsorption of vitamins which can cause dry skin, brittle nails, and limp hair. However, hypothyroidism can also cause similar symptoms. Consider discussing this with your doctor for appropriate testing work-up. ...Read more

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What can cause brittle nails and hair to fall out easily?

Low thyroid,: Protein deficiency, low thyroid or lack of enzymes in stomach can lead to brittle nails. Test for thyroid, and iron levels are indicated. If normal, a trial of digestive enzymes may be helpful.See dermatologist for examination, history and blood tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for brittle nails?

Biotin: There are few different formulations of vitamins specifically design to help brittle nails. The main ingredient is biotin. ...Read more

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What are causes of brittle nails?

What are causes of brittle nails?

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Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your diet, and eat gelatin to help thicken your nails. In the short run, use a thick lotion or petrolatum on your fingertips to fill in the gaps and prevent accumulation of dirt prior to working in soiled environments. ...Read more

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Brittle nails get dirty always although kept short.Are their being thin & soft make dirt easily attach to them?What could be the problem & what to do?

Possible: But improbable that you have a thyroid problem if this is your only complaint. Are you eating your 5 servings of dairy that you require at this age for the calcium ? Talk to your doc as there is no other history or other information given here. Sometimes people just don't have the greatest nails! ...Read more

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If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

Quite a leap: Brittle nails is one sign of hypothyroidism, but it's also a sign of washing too many dishes, which is a lot more common. People with low thyroid function exhibit lots of other signs and symptoms too, such as fatigue, thickened skin, hair loss, etc, etc. If you really have reason to suspect that you have hypothyroidism, see a doctor and get a blood test. ...Read more

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Does gelatin help for brittle nails? Risk of mad cow?

Not much: Biotin works much better and can be purchased otc. ...Read more