THIN AND BRITTLE NAILS COULD BE THE SIGN OF AN UNDERLYING DISEASE
posted: Aug 19, 2018.
As discussed in previous posts, nails are often termed as the window to the body. Nail conditions or changes in texture, shape or appearance can often be linked to underlying health conditions. Brittle or thin nails, often termed as onychorrhexis, can be linked to a numerous amount of conditions. Longitudinal ridges often happen in this nail type and are often a concern to individuals. However, this nail condition is often linked to aging and happens in about 20% of elderly patients and should not be a cause of alarm. However, if you are experiencing this at a younger age, you may want to get it evaluated.
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