Question, dose any one have a problem with their finger nail's splitting and breaking?

By sheriden Latest Reply 2011-10-23 19:34:08 -0500
Started 2011-10-22 22:23:19 -0500

My nail's split up the middle and have for some time, but now they are pealing at the tip's and just falling apart and I have to keep them real short to the point it hurts or they will snag. I had my hand on Rays side and fell asleep I must have been flashing or dreaming because I grabbed on and he has three huge scratches on his side. So they are jagged and sharp. I a,m just wondering if this is connected to diabetic or meds something can any one help

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dubyadd 2011-10-23 19:34:08 -0500 Report

Some people have found Biotin to helpful for nails and hair problems. Biotin is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. It plays a role in the citric acid cycle, which is the process by which biochemical energy is generated during aerobic respiration. Biotin not only
assists in various metabolic reactions but also helps to transfer carbon dioxide. Biotin may also be helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level. Biotin is often recommended for strengthening hair and nails. As a consequence, it is found in many cosmetics and health products for the hair and skin, though it cannot be absorbed through the hair or skin itself.

Biotin deficiency is rare because, in general, intestinal bacteria produce biotin in excess of the body's daily requirements. For that reason, statutory agencies in many countries, for example the USA and Australia, do not prescribe a recommended daily intake of biotin. However, a number of metabolic disorders in which an individual's metabolism of biotin is abnormal exist

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Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 22:41:13 -0500 Report

I have the same prob! I've had this way before i was ever diganosed with D. So i don't know what mine comes from. If i keep them filed and polished they do good for awhile, then they start all over again. They mostly peel and rip far down, but my one thumb nail has a split and it drives me crazy! Good luck.

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