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1300 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 483-3390
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In many instances, nails weaken, become brittle, and break or tear easily because of preventable human activity. Frequent exposure to water and overuse of polish are common culprits; discontinue these activities and nail strength will probably rebound.

Brittle nails may also signal a vitamin deficiency. Nails are made of keratin and require several vitamins, minerals, and metals to flourish. A balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and nuts can help build stronger nails. You might also consider taking a regular multivitamin supplement.

If these strategies do not work, it may indicate a more serious underlying condition, such as diabetes or liver or kidney problems. Your body is interconnected—brittle nails could be trying to tell you something about your overall health.

If you’re dealing with brittle or weak nails that don’t improve even after making a few lifestyle changes, contact Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM of Foot Doctor of the East Bay today. Use the website or dial (510) 483-3390 to set up an appointment. We have three convenient East Bay offices: San Leandro, Los Gatos, and Pleasanton, CA.

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