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Characteristics of spoon-shaped nails



Characteristics of spoon-shaped nails


Sometimes nails appear more sunken in the center than at the edges. They are generally called spoon-shaped nails.


Symptoms of spoon-shaped nails


Sunken nails , nails with raised edges, spoon-shaped nails.etc


Causes of spoon-shaped nails


The main causes that lead to the formation of this type of nails are:

- Food problems: A diet, deficient in vitamin A and B, proteins, iron and zinc and calcium seems to be the main cause of this anomaly in the nails

- Body problems: Certain diseases such as anemia, may cause spoon-shaped nails.

- Nail injuries: Pounding of nails against objects can damage the base of the nail, causing abnormal growth.


Prevention of spoon-shaped nails

To prevent sinking nails we would have to consider the following tips:

- Take care of your diet. Use natural foods that provide proteins, vitamins and minerals suitable for good health of the nails.

- Protect your nails with gloves whenever they are going to to be subjected to any possible aggression. When washing up, gloves should be used.

- Take a medical checkup. If spoon shaped nails do not response to the above prevention tips , it is advisable to visit your doctor to diagnose if this anomaly responds to a health problem.

More information about spoon-shaped nails and its natural treatment in the listing above.

The information given is informative. In case of doubt, consult the doctor. "Botanical" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication



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