Hello Julie-Anne. A healthy blood supply to the nail produces a pinky healthy colour to the natural nail, if however there is deficiency of some sort or physical / mental stress it will show up within your body ie - nails. *Vertical ridges or bumpy nails is usually iron deficiency, poor absorption of vitamins & nutrients. *Ridges running horizontally across the nail indicates stress physical or mental. Your nails are made of protein & will alert you to a lack in our diet, protein can be found in beans, nuts, oats, seeds, lean meat & eggs. Calcium is important too with it your nails loose strength becoming brittle and brittle start eating more green leafy vegetables, diary produce, sesame seeds and you could try a daily supplement ie vitamins B / B12 / C. Eat a well balanced diet Julie-Anne and take supplements and don't remain in that stress zone take time out for yourself and relax. All the best Mya at 'Unwind' Milton Keynes.
I've noticed the same problem with myself at one point. I was on medication for several months. My hair was falling out and my nails were so brittle as well. If you're on medication, that may be the reason. Once I got off the meds, my nails started to get healthier. As far as the bumpy nails, it may due to you biting your nails. When I was young, I had very bumpy ridged looking nails. It was so embarrassing. When I grew up, I got so tired of them that I took a nail filer and filed it down till it was smooth and even. It worked wonderfully and my nails never looked like that again. I noticed when I start nibbling on my nails, they start to get a bit bumpy again. If it starts to get too bad, I'll take a nail filer and file it down again. Because of this, I've learned to control the biting which has prevented the bumpy ridged nails.
Hi Julie-ann, its hard to say without being able to see but i can tell you that regular Manicures and a good homecare routine including daily use of cuticle oil and buffing a few times a week to help smooth out the nail plate and get rid of those bumps. Also drink plenty of water and ensure a healthy, well-balanced diet. Medication, deydration, and illness can also be the cause of many nail disorders as well as genetic. Hope this helps.