Are the white patches on the nails due to a lack of calcium?

@oarnamav (2708)
India
March 27, 2007 10:12am CST
Is it only because of calcium deficiency or any other reason which causes this? Can we ignore to these patches? What's the precise remedy to this you think?
3 responses
@raveena (1357)
• India
27 Mar 07
White patches on your nails can be caused by a variety of things. They can be caused by knocks to the nails, so if you've been doing a lot of work with yours hands recently this could be what's causing the problem. In addition, they can be a sign of a slight zinc deficiency, and if this is causing the problem you might want to look into taking a vitamin supplement. A healthy diet is important in maintaining healthy nails, and because nails usually reflect a person's general health, eating well can only help.
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
29 Mar 07
Your information is quite useful in nature. Thanks for the response.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Better be careful then, I just heard yesterday that my depression was caused by a calcium deficiency. Could have knocked me over with a feather at that point I also have the white patches or whites lines. So Be careful and get your calcium there are more different ways then just drinking milk. Theirs yogurt,ice cream,cheese, and any food that is calcium enriched. I would do as some of the others have said to do and start taking a vitamin supplement and in about a week your body will be better and maybe the lines will fade and you will feel alot more better and maybe more energetic.
• United States
27 Mar 07
i usually is a vitamin deficiency of some kind although i have had them from injuring my nail also. just get you some super vitamins-that should help you.