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The Truth About Hormones and Nails

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?

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The Nail Doctor

The Nail Doctor discusses throbbing nails, tumors, young clients, and arthritis medication. 

The Nail Doctor: Splinter Hemorrhages Are Bleeding Under the Nail

The Nail Doctor

The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage. 

The Nail Doctor

This month, our Nail Doctors team up to talk about bacteria spots, perimenopause, toenail fungus, and working after surgery.

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.

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A very delicate anatomical structure, the nail matrix is easily injured, damaged, and scarred. Any injury or trauma to tills matrix can show up as a visible change in the nail plate or affect how it grows out.

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

Strong Hope For Brittle Nails

Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.

The Nail Doctor: Nails that Break and Headaches

The Nail Doctor is back to discuss brittle nail syndrome, the effect of climate on nail growth, and what's really behind those persistent headaches.