In rare cases, yellow toenails can actually be a sign of a disorder called yellow nail syndrome yns. This condition occurs along with symptoms like fatigue, rapid weight gain, and brittle hair. Since i have an autoimmune thyroid condition, this would probably be considered the most likely cause of my nail problems. If you have brittle nails that crack and split, anything from getting your hands wet too often to thyroid disease could be why its happening. People with thyroid dysfunction can experience nail problems, including dry, cracked, and brittle nails. If low thyroid hormone is the reason you have cracked nails, other symptoms you could notice are things like. Yelloworange skin on your palms or the soles of your feet. The reason is that as people age, the body loses its ability to retain moisture. For example, yellow toenails can be caused by an infection, fungus, or medical disorder. Exposure to water, harsh chemicals and your regimen type can easily rob of that little moisture leading to cracked fingernails.
The thyroid is responsible for maintaining a persons metabolism as well as many functions for growing skin, hair, and nails. Common causes of dry cracked toenails dry cracked nails that are brittle, split, and peeling or breaking are often caused by a common fungus. If you have these types of findings on your hands and also suffer with fatigue, hair loss especially a thinning of the lateral eyebrows, low libido, dry skin, and unexplainable weight gain, visit with your doctor to have your thyroid evaluated. Dry and cracked dryness in finger or toenails can lead to serious splitting especially if they are breaking often than not. As age catches up with us, it is common to have dry, cracked toenails. Yellow toenails could be caused by something minor, like nail polish, or something more serious, like an infection. Doctors dont know what exactly causes yns, but people who have it have yellow, curved, thickened nails that grow slowly. The nails may also grow more slowly, lack a cuticle, and damage easily. Yellow nail syndrome is a very rare condition that can cause both fingernails and toenails to turn yellow. Yellow cracked toenails are a classic sign that a fungal infection has advanced beyond the first of the three stages of stubborn nail fungus and the condition will now be a bit more difficult to cure.1002 1316 1357 1655 1201 1607 1092 397 114 1268 1553 495 178 942 659 856 1072 1635 870 1210 618 1643 1477 956 354 70 40 1506 819 1076 617 1077 1089 1180 5 42 155 404 531 121 140