I'm sick of my paper nails!
April 24, 2006 3:39 PM Subscribe
My fingernails are thin and break really easily - is there something I'm missing in my diet, or something I can take to make them thicker and stronger?
My boyfriend is always looking at my fingernails and commenting that there must be something missing in my diet because they're so thin. I usually just shrug it off because I'm very healthy, I work out, drink lots of water and have a very well balanced diet, and my fingernails have ALWAYS been this way, ever since I can remember.
But they are extremely thin, and this weekend, I tore my thumbnail really badly just pulling some tight jeans on. It got me thinking - what could be the cause of my super thin nails? Could it be an indication of something that I should talk to my doctor about? Am I maybe needing to get more of some nutrient? It would be really nice to have thick, normal fingernails, so I could really rock the nailpolish like I'd like to.
If it helps, I'm a 28 year old female and as I said before, I can't remember not having this problem.