8 Causes of Brittle Nails During Menopause

8 Causes of Brittle Nails During Menopause

Brittle nails are much more than just a cosmetic irritation, it can make daily tasks difficult. You want to be able to peel the price-sticker off of that new vase that you bought for the dining room table without worrying about breaking a nail.

As with most menopausal symptoms, we can trace brittle nails back to the root cause of menopause – which is hormonal changes.

During menopause, hormones start to fluctuate, and the most noticeable is the decrease in the female sex hormone called estrogen.

Here are the 8 common causes that might lead to you breaking a nail during menopause…

Root Cause:

  1. Hormonal Causes

One of the main reasons for weak or brittle nails is dehydration or lack of moisture in the body.

Estrogen plays a big part in body water regulation, as well as water retention.

When your body contains higher levels of estrogen, the overall body water levels will be higher as well. And vice versa, which leads to dehydration and its symptoms like dry, cracked, and brittle nails.

Other Causes:

  1. Thyroid Problems
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Poor Circulation
  4. Infection
  5. Anemia
  6. Poor Diet
  7. Stress and Anxiety

Treatment for Brittle Nails:

Diet –

Follow a diet that is rich in:

  • Almonds
  • Protein
  • Healthy Fat
  • Vitamin C

Lifestyle Changes –

  • Exercise (Running, cycling, swimming, hiking, sport, etc)
  • Stress relieving activities (Deep breathing exercise, hobbies, me-time, etc)

Natural Supplements –

The Manna Menopause Support was formulated to increase estrogen levels the natural way and it can help to treat brittle nails if hormonal problems are the cause.


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