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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.

Risk Factors
 
This condition often presents itself in the population that is aging. As people begin to age, their nails change in appearance, grow more slowly and may become brittle or thin.  
 
Causes:
  • Age
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Anemia (iron deficiency)
  • Thyroid disorders
If you or a loved one is experiencing abnormally thin or brittle nails with longitudinal ridging it may be important to get them checked out. Physical examination with a thorough medical history can help to determine the cause of this nail type and can lead to early treatment if necessary.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic.

 

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