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?
posted by pazazygeek to health & fitness (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
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.