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10 Causes of Fingernail Ridges

By By NRI Staff • Updated November 10, 2022

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Nail ridges are a common occurrence, affecting both fingernails and toenails. While most people don’t give them much thought, there are a number of causes that can lead to their development. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 causes of fingernail ridges.

1. Aging

As you age, your body changes and so do your nails. One common change associated with aging is the appearance of ridges on your fingernails. One of the main reasons fingernail ridges develop with age is because the nail bed becomes thinner and drier. This causes the nails to split and peel more easily, leading to ridges in the surface of the nail. In addition, as you get older your skin loses its elasticity, which can also lead to ridges in the nails.

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