What causes large ridges in your nails?

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Having vertical (longitudinal) ridges on the fingernails refers to the presence of tiny raised lines or ridges that run up and down the length of the nail. Ridges are among the different kinds of nail abnormalities that can develop due to aging, nail injury, or underlying medical conditions.

Many people notice an increase in vertical ridges of the fingernails as they age, and this can be a normal development. Aging has been described as the predominant cause of vertical ridges on the fingernails.

Onychorrhexis is the medical term used to describe longitudinal ridges on the nails that often accompany brittle nails.
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What causes ridges?

When tetonic plates move apart magma seeps up it forms ridges and rifts.

What causes Fingernail ridges and lumps?

Ridges that run vertically are often caused by natural aging. Insome cases, however, they can be an indication of nail injury,rheumatoid arthritis, various skin conditions, or

What causes fingernail ridges?

Most ridges on the fingernails are caused by normal aging and arecommon. Some ridges though might be an indication of an underlyinghealth problem especially if there is a chan

Why do nail ridges turn black?

This may be due to the reason that your toe nail is at the verge of getting affected by the fungus and hence you will have to undergo natural toe nail fungus treatment.

I have ridges on my nails and I don't eat veggies and fruit is that the reason for the ridges also how can I treat them?

In many cases, changes in the appearance of fingernails can be the first sign of an undiagnosed medical problem such as a . circulatory problem, respiratory disorder, iron