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Are the horizontal ridges on my fingernails a sign of an underlying health condition?

My nails are not smooth. They have deep waves or furrows on them. Could this possibly indicate a hormone imbalance or some other condition?

 

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Nail changes could be related to many different factors. A dermatologist or other health professional can examine you and help you a find the reason for why your nails have changed.

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