Our outward appearance can sometimes give a good indication of our inner state of health and many natural health practitioners often consider the appearance of the hair, skin and nails as well as facial signs when taking a consultation. Changes or abnormalities in these areas can be signs of deeper imbalances and these can often be detected before they manifest as signs and symptoms in other parts of the body.
Ridges are the most common symptom in fingernails.
Here are the 5 most common causes of vertical ridges in your fingernails.
1Weakness in the digestive tract resulting in poor assimilation of nutrients. This can show up in the body as allergies and food sensitivities.
2. Malabsorption in the small intestines. This is common with health conditions like Crohns Disease, Coeliac Disease and Ulcerative colitis. This is the area of the digestive tract which absorbs nutrition from the food we eat. If there is inflammation or degeneration present then a mineral or protein deficiency can be the result. With no building blocks (minerals) to strengthen the nails they weaken and form ridges.小肠吸收不良的常见原因是克隆氏症，腹腔病和溃疡性结肠炎。小肠是我们吸收食物营养的地方，如果它出现了炎症和病变，蛋白质和矿物质就不会被吸收而缺乏。如果身体缺乏矿物质，指甲就会变得脆弱和山脊形。3.Insufficient production of Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach and a sluggish metabolism
胃中的盐酸不足和新陈代谢减缓4.A deficiency of the mineral Silica or Iron
缺硅胶或缺铁5.B Vitamin deficiency may cause nails to become fragile with horizontal or vertical ridges
Other fingernail signs
·Brittle nails that split easily may indicate an essential fatty acid, protein or Vitamin A deficiency, Iron or Calcium deficiency.
· Nails with white flecks or lines may result due to a Zinc or Vitamin B6 deficiency.
· Nails that tend to broaden and curve downwards at the tip may be a symptom of lung damage.
·Excessively dry nails may be due to a Vitamin B12 deficiency
·Nails which split easily may be caused by a hydrochloric acid deficiency in the stomach
· White bands across the nails or "hang nails" may be caused by a dietary protein, Vitamin C or Folic acid deficiency
·Nails that grow slowly or are dry may be indicative of a Vitamin A or Iron deficiency
·Discoloration of the nails may be due to prolonged illnesses or stress, smoking or allergies
·Pale nail colour may occur due to Iron or protein deficiencies as seen in anemia, kidney or liver disorders
.Nutrients to improve the health of the nails·B Vitamins, Choline, Inositol and Biotin
·The minerals Zinc, Calcium, Silica and Iron
·Essential fatty acids (Evening Primrose Oil or Flaxseed Oil)
·Protein (fish, nuts, seeds, organic chicken and meat, eggs)
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