Patient: A couple of my fingernails are curling downward as they grow. Is this due to a poor diet?
Already Tried: nothing
Doctor: Fingernail changes are due to SO many things, it is hard to say without a picture.
But in general, if your fingernails are strong, but curling this is less of a concern than if they are weak and “bendy”.
Curling down is very much associated with respiratory problems- asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and the like.
Iron deficiency will produce pale nails which can curl.
There are many other causes-
See this site at Mayo-
There has not been shown that any dietary change can produce real changes.
However, it depends on what exactly is wrong.
Here is a site talking more about nutrition- but in general, protein, calcium, Vit, B and C have all been used to give better nail health.
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