Characterized by brittle, splitting, peeling, or cracking nails; often caused by dehydration; sometimes linked to health conditions such as hypothyroidism and menopause, medications, diuretics, or iron and vitamin A, C, or B6 deficiencies.
September 30, 2011
Sometimes called onychorrhexis or onychoschizia, brittle nails peel, split, and break easily.
October 1, 2008
So common they hardly rate as a condition, brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions. A trip to the nail salon can be an informative and satisfactory first step to making brittle nails beautiful.
July 1, 2008
There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?
May 1, 1996
Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.