During menopause, women usually suffer a number of cosmetic changes. One of these is when their nails become brittle nails due to aging and hormonal changes.
Symptoms of brittle nails
Brittle nails can be recognized when nails that have always been strong and healthy start developing these signs:
- Nails break, split, or chip more easily
- Nails seem to sink into skin
- Nails start curling around the tips of the finger
- Change in color of the nails
- Ridges on nails
Causes of Brittle Nails
There a number of reasons for brittle nails, but for menopausal women the most common is fluctuating hormone levels.
The reason for this is that estrogen plays a big role in the regulation of water in the body, and when estrogen levels fluctuate, the body may become dehydrated and this lack of moisture can cause nails to become brittle.
Apart from hormones, brittle nails can also be a result of a poor diet and some diseases.
A diet for healthy nails should include plenty of vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein and fat.
When you are stressed out or feeling anxious, it can also break down the nails.
Treatment for Brittle Nails
The first step in treating brittle nails during menopause is making lifestyle changes. These include following a diet that supplements everything needed in the list mentioned above.
If it still does not appear to be getting better, the next thing to do is treating the root of the problem: hormonal imbalances. We recommend the Manna Menopause Support which is formulated with plant derived estrogen to increase estrogen levels in the most natural way, which can help to overcome brittle nails.