Beau's lines are deep grooved lines that run from side to side on the fingernail or
the toenail. They may look like indentations or ridges in the nail plate. ... This may
be caused by an infecti...
Jan 7, 2016 ... Learn about the causes of vertical ridges on the fingernails, or onychorrhexis.
Some common causes are aging, psoriasis, and rheumatoid ...
Vertical nail ridges are common and often become more prominent with age. ...
Are nail ridges in fingernails cause for concern? Answers from Lawrence E.
Jun 28, 2013 ... Why do my fingernails have ridges lengthwise on them? ... Vertical ridges can
also be caused by nail injury and certain diseases, including ...
Jul 5, 2015 ... Common causes of ridges on nails. Nails are comprised of Keratin (protein) a
tough substance that protects the end of each finger and toe.
Apr 18, 2016 ... Subtle changes in the color or texture of your nails may be a sign of disease
elsewhere in the body. WebMD shows you what secrets might be ...
Although the exact cause of such ridging isn't known, heredity likely plays a role.
If your fingernails change color or develop horizontal ridges, see your doctor.
A zinc deficiency can specifically cause fingernail ridges and Beau's lines,
according to a March 2012 article published in "The Journal of Family Practice"
Sometimes, especially when these ridges are very defined and apparent, they
can cause your fingernails to look abnormal. Vertical ridges are often considered
Jul 16, 2012 ... Reader Question: What does it mean when fingernails develop vertical ridges (
vertical lines on nails), and is it cause for concern?