What Causes Ridges in Finger and Toenails

today we're gonna look at what causes ridges in finger and toenails vertical ridges sometimes appear along the length of fingernails sometimes marks discoloration or pits or grooves in a fingernail such as those that run from side to side these are known as BOS lines can be an indication of a nail injury or a health problem however in the case of vertical ridges there is normally no reason to be concerned these ridges look and feel like raised lines and they run from the cuticle in the base of the fingernail to the tip these ridges are not usually a sign of injury or health problem but are harmless and they're usually caused by aging they often become more prominent or numerous as you get older however if the vertical ridges are accompanied by brittle nails with jagged edges of splitting you may have a condition known as on Iker exes which is basically brittle nails which may be linked to a skin related medical condition such as lichen planus a type of non-infectious skin rash or certain other health conditions such as anemia or an underactive thyroid gland also if the ridges run horizontally from side to side they may indicate a health problem so you should seek out medical advice from your doctor if this is the case I hope that's cleared up what causes ridges and fingernails and toenails and as you're aware now in most cases is perfectly harmless and it just occurs because you're getting older I hope you've enjoyed this video and if you liked it please subscribe to our YouTube channel and don't forget to give this video the thumbs up thanks for watching and bye for now


  1. You can get rid of ridges on nails by eating fruit or take folic acid

  2. Chinese Medicine has the answers 😊 Look to the liver.

  3. i freaked out-

  4. Thank you Thyroid

  5. Ridge these nuts

  6. I have one in my thumb but it doesn't look gross

  7. Dry

  8. What what is wrong with you people why did you put ads on YouTube when you miss information! Horizontal lines means you have parasites in your body which need to be looked after !!!! I always tell people to not listen to what I say research what I say!!!!

  9. Oestrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency affects thyroid function, as well as a host of other bodily functions, and can happen at any age not just in peri-menopause and menopause.

  10. I am 11 and I have this … ok?

  11. I have those vertical ridges and discoloration. I hate them😫 it looks ugly on me

  12. After eating pumpkin seeds for two weeks I noticed my ridges went flat and my nails got smooth. I had bad ridges for most of my adult life. Pumpkin seeds are also high in magnesium a mineral which most people are deficient in. My whole body began calming down too. Nervous system stabilized and muscle spasms have been a lot less. No more chiropractor visits either due to less problems with muscles cramping and pulling my bones out of order. Better sleep too. Healing through nutrition has become ilegal in America. Because there is more money in sorcery.

  13. I have the ridges and sinds then My nails break really easily

  14. I simply cannot accept that ridges are due to aging. My doctor told me that my bad nails, frizzy hair, and extremely bad skin is an unfortunate thing that happened because I turned fifty! what a friggin joke! I fired him and haven't looked back.

  15. I have vertical brown lines on my fingernails and toe nail. Mainly on my thumb nail and index finger nail on my right hand and second and index finger on my left hand. I visited a dermatologist consultant this morning as I was concerned about the lines. He examined the lines with a bright light and told me that there is nothing to worry about. Reasons are- the brown lines are in all ten fingers and toe nail, there is no gaps in between the lines and they are not dark brown. You only have to be concerned if the lines appear on one nail and there is a single drak line with lighter lines parallel to it but If you have any type of lines or marks on your finger nails or toe nails please don’t ignore it. Go and show it to a dermatologist. Very important, it is for your own piece of mind.

  16. IM NOT OLD IM 10!

  17. Thank u.

  18. I have a depression in the half moon of my nail, what does it mean?

  19. hiding the cause of it . is an assassin . murder , a killer .
    thumbs down troll

  20. Very well explained video.

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