weak, fragile, breaking fingernails

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (12 posts)
  1. milavrab profile image60
    milavrabposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone experinced problem with fingernails and actually curred ?
    I would very much appreciate any advice
    thank you     Mila

    1. profile image56
      Robertr04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi. Without actually seeing your nails in person and other info, here are a few probabilities. Nails that chip, peel, crack, or break easily can be the cause of a nutritional deficiency and insufficient hydrochloric acid and protein. Minerals may also be needed. Brittle, soft, shiny nails without a moon may indicate an overactive thyroid. Brittle nails can also signify possible iron deficiency and thyroid problems, impaired kidney function, and circulation problems. Nail changes may signify a number of disorders elsewhere in the body. These changes may indicate illness even before the rest of the body does. It would be wise to seek medical attention if any of the above symptoms are suspected.

      1. milavrab profile image60
        milavrabposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your informative answer despite that
        either probabilitity doesn't  look good  sad

        1. profile image56
          Robertr04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hey, turn that frown upside down. Your body is giving you an advance warning that something may be on the horizon, which it should. Go have a check up and take out the best insurance policy of all, healthy nutrition.

    2. profile image0
      Chris Hughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I had that problem when I was low in iron and vitamin D.

    3. artist101 profile image66
      artist101posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There are alot of different things to try. First it could easily be a nutritional deficiency. The vitamin for hair, skin, and nails is biotin. It is one of the B vitamins in a complex formula. B vitamins are best taken in a complex formula. I have written an article on the B vitamins. Another missing vitamin that is detrimental is calcium. Which I found to be most effective. Usually sold in a complex formula along with magnesium, and zinc. My fingernails used to be brittle until I started to take this supplement, to prevent osteoperosis.
      Now I have to actually keep them clipped. Another possibilty is having your hands in water too much, it is very drying to the nails, and to hands. Antibacterial hand soap, used all the time will also cause a problem. I actually had to quit using it, and switch to an aloe hand soap. I only use it if someone is sick.

  2. usmlefacts profile image57
    usmlefactsposted 6 years ago

    Garlic and vitamin E should help with the weak fingernails. Its all natural and there will be no side effects. If all else fails; consult with a family doctor or dermatologist. Great hub.

    1. milavrab profile image60
      milavrabposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That one I can do   smile
      Thank you   M.

  3. A C Nortal profile image59
    A C Nortalposted 6 years ago

    Prenatal vitamins can be helpful for weak/brittle nails. However, weak nails can be a sign of hypothyroidism amongst other medical conditions (including low calcium). Especially if your nails have striations in color. I would talk to your doctor about weak nails at your next appointment. You might want to get some blood work done just to make sure everything is at peek performance!

    1. milavrab profile image60
      milavrabposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have went through all mentioned above. Healthy like a horse smile , no other symptoms, blood work done several times, no striations in color.
      Thank you for your words.
      Recently I have change a doctor, and your right ! I am going to bring her attention to this "minor" problem, maybe I will get some new aproach to this anoying problem.   M.

  4. artist101 profile image66
    artist101posted 6 years ago

    I took calcium, and fish oil, for other problems along with a multivitamin, and noticed a difference right away.

  5. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 6 years ago

    If you are otherwise healthy, consider what you do with your hands. Do you wear nail varnish? Some removers are alcohol based, which tends to weaken my normally strong nails. By changing to a gentler remover and rubbing moisturiser into my nails, things improved. Do you wear rubber gloves when washing dishes? Having your hands in hot soapy water can dry out the nails. I have to use alcohol gel at work to keep hands clean, so regularly moisturise. Keep your nails well trimmed while they are weak.. I hope you find the right answer soon.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)