Nails are mirror of one’s health condition. It reflects certain deficiency levels about iron, calcium, vitamin C, folic acid, protein and other minerals and many other necessary elements of body of an individual. Brittle finger nails are the alarm of nutritional deficiency of an individual. It can be due to serious health trouble of an individual.
Brittle nails may be the sign of trouble in the function of heart, liver, lungs and kidney. It may be also the indication of anemia. It may also due to some problems of digestive tract. In ancient time when there were no instruments and other facility of diagnosis, examining of fingernails was used for the analysis of health and health problems.
Soft Nail beds and nail ridges are seen. It led crescent shaped area of nail base. Dry nails may split and break and also undergo flaked off and seems pitted. The surrounding skin of the nail also becomes peels.
There are many reasons of being nails brittle, but calcium deficiency is more likely be the reason. If it is due to calcium deficiency, one must be aware about that because calcium is one of the most important minerals of the body that can affect physical and mental health status of an individual.
Some clues can be found from the conditions and signs of nails. If it is due to calcium deficiency, it is significant alarm for the bone health and other important body functions. One must be aware for his or her bone density.
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