What could be causing my nails to split?

Published: October 30, 2012
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All of my fingernail tips have broken off. First they peel at the ends, then split and break off. I've had this problem for about a year. My podiatrist just told me that my body has too much calcium, which is causing corns and bumps on my feet. I thought it was from my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Could calcium be causing problems with my nails also?

 

Answer

In Fibromyalgia, and I suspect RA, weak nails are common from nutritional deficiencies, low thyroid, and low DHEA hormone levels, and I find that my patients' splitting nails often go back to normal when these are treated.

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