What Causes Nail Breakage?

Posted In: Dermatologist     2018-02-26     36

Broken and brittle nails not only ruin the look of your manicured, beautifully painted grown out nails out but it could also be a symptom of a bigger problem waiting for you.

 

There are several reasons for having fragile nails. The most common symptoms of fragile nails are brittle nails that clip, do not grow, shed off in layers, breakable at the slightest hit or smallest carelessness, etc.

 

Weak nails are very thin and break off very easily whether we type on the computer, wash dishes, or even sit simply doing nothing. The reasons for breaking nails are very less connected with the activities we do in our whole day. Now it's very easy to find blood donors in Bangalore, just download the Cureplus app

 

Listed, here are some of the reasons why nails wear out.

 

·         Vitamin deficiencies

 

Having weak and brittle nails is a sign that your body is not provided with essential minerals and vitamins. Studies suggest that nail thickness depends on the intake of vitamins in your diet and among all the vitamins, biotin alone contributes nearly 25 percent in the nail thickening.  Other important vitamins are B7 or H, which are found in foods such as nuts, eggs, whole grains, mushrooms, bananas, and legumes.

 

·         Protein deficiencies

 

Protein is not only good for your muscles but it also provides most of the dietary nourishment for the nails and aids in making more keratin that results in strong nails. You should have enough of foods like chicken, lean beef, fish, eggs, poultry, low-fat dairy products and beans to boost your nails with essential proteins.

 

·         Calcium deficiency

 

Brittle nails also result from a deficiency of calcium in the body. Besides nourishing teeth and hair calcium is also important nourishment to get healthy unbreakable nails. Include foods high in calcium content such as dairy products, okra, almonds, kale, and broccoli.

 

·         Dehydration

 

Not drinking enough of water makes your nails less immune. Dehydration could be one of the major factors in getting brittle nails. Provide your nails with the hydration it needs from inside by drinking ample amount of water.

 

·         Lack enough moisturizer

 

Nails not only require moisture from the inside but also need a lot of moisture from the outside. The easiest way to do, by applying lots of moisturizers several times a day. Whenever you wash your hands, apply moisturizer after drying them.

 

·         Heavy nail polish

 

Although, polishing the nails make them pretty but prolong painting might also harm your nails. Nail polish makes your nails dehydrate. But there is not much worry about the fact that you can’t apply nail paint – just choose few days to let your nails go polish-free days.