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What you had described sounds like age related longitudinal ridging of nails - this is a natural consequence of aging and seen very commonly after the fifth/sixth decade of life. The problem is harmless and not a sign of internal disease and requires no treatment. If the cosmetic appearance of the nails bothers you then sometimes taking 5 mg of Biotin everyday can be helpful. You can buy this as a tablet over the counter without a prescription and it takes 3-6 months to see improvement.Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.