Heart Health & Fingernails?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2003
Heart Health & Fingernails?
2
Fri, 04-15-2005 - 10:25am

Does anyone if there is any correlation between fingernails and heart disease? A few years ago my fingernails became very weak, and are now prone to splitting -- top to bottom. Not all of them but 2 or 3. I attributed this change to an illness I struggled with for nearly a year and a whole ton of meds I had to take. The illness was followed by a minor surgery -- and more meds!

According to my mother, weakened and splitting fingernails are an indicator of heart disease? Is this true?

I am 43yo, fairly active and in good health otherwise.

Any advice would be appreciated?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Fri, 04-15-2005 - 3:04pm

Welcome to this fine board.

Hugs,

Cecilia

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2003
Sat, 04-16-2005 - 10:15am

Thanks Cecilia,

My annual check-up isn't for six more months, but I guess I need to get it checked out sooner than that!

Thanks, again!