What are nail ridges?


How to recognize nail ridges?

Usually finger- and toe nails may have some vertical nail ridges. Sometimes however, vertical ridges are asociated with kidney disorders, aging, and iron deficiency. Horizontal nail ridges are usually related to nail diseases, especially when the ridges are deep! (source: en.wikipedia.org)

About nail disorders in general.

Nail diseases are in a separate category from diseases of the skin. Although nails are a skin appendage, they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions. Nail conditions that show signs of infection or inflammation require medical assistance and cannot be treated at a beauty parlor (source: en.wikipedia.org).

More details are presented in the article: vertical ridges in fingernails: causes, aging & health variations.

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