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.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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