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What cause is nail ridges

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 20, 2014
  • 08:59 PM

Can nail ridges be a symptom of an underlying health issue?

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  • I have them and also multiple autoimmune disorders. Do yours run vertical or horizontal? Mine are vertical, I don't know if that makes any difference? ~b
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  • Have you ever been told if they are related to your disorders? I also have nail ridges and they are also dry and brittle. I have felt terrible for a few years now. Used to have more good days then bad. Now mostly every single day is bad. I get nowhere with doctors. I can't work anymore. I wake up everyday tired as when I went to bed. Pain off and on in my liver area. had my gallbladder removed years ago. Any ideas? What auto disorders do you have?
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  • My ridges started out as just ridges. In the past year it has progressed so that my nails are extremely thin and are constantly (multiple times a day) peeling, chipping and as the ridges get deeper splitting -- sometimes back to the middle of my fingernail. (I have to tape it up until it grows out so that I don't snag it and break it off mid-nail. No autoimmune diseases. Blood work is WNL. It got so bad that I mentioned it to my primary care physician. Didn't know. Now researching. Help?
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