It is known to many that one of the most potential fingernail ridges cause has its source in malnutrition and malabsorption. When there is something amiss in the body's production of the keratin material which forms the building blocks of nails, the most prominent symptoms are fingernail ridges. This occurs due to the B vitamin deficiencies. Inadequate amount of moisture in the body also contributes to the formation of ridges in fingernails. The oils in the body which play a vital role in maintaining better fingernail health, get depleted with age and many other health factors. So a dearth in the body oils also adds to the causes of ridges in fingernails and many other fingernail disorders.
Other common causes of ridges in fingernails include trauma caused to the nail matrix or injury to the nail bed, diseases involving diabetes, circulatory or respiratory problems and exposure to toxins such as arsenic. Certain medications are also among the causes of fingernail ridges, apart from autoimmune diseases and skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Treatment of fingernail ridges lies in the prevention of the onset of their causes. As mentioned, malnutrition and malabsorption are the primary causes of ridges on fingernails. So inculcating a well-balanced diet, with all the required vitamins, proteins, calcium and minerals can ensure a healthy growth of the nails and a good overall health. Take care that your diet consists of vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin C, zinc, vitamin B12, along with other nutritive sources of food. Gelatin is also known to do wonders in making the fingernails healthy and strong. It also benefits the health of your hair.
Yeah my nails aren't smooth, they look like ridges like on potato chips