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I have been having a problem with my fingernails breaking.

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I have been having a problem with my fingernails breaking. As soon as they get to be a little long, they suddenly break off to the tip of the finger and sometimes so short that it actually hurts. I think it could probably be lack of a certain vitamin. Could you help?
Thanks
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

it is probably a lack of protein in your diet.

you may need to eat more protein

are your kidneys working well? you need go functioning kidneys and to drink more water to eat more protein.