Causes Of Toenail Fungus

    The Causes Of Toenail Fungus Fungal nail infections are caused by the growth of various types of fungal organisms (fungi). The most common fungi that cause nail infections are dermatophyte. However, They can also be caused by molds and yeast. Nail infections are most common in the elderly but can develop at any age in the right circumstances and conditions.     As nails age they can become more brittle than in a persons younger years. They can start to crack and become very dry. The resulting brittleness and cracking allows fungal infections to ‘find a home’ and […]

Getting Rid Of Toenail Fungus

  What Is Toenail Fungus? Be very wary if your toenails start to change colour. It could well be a fungus infection that is causing it (Onychomycosis). Although these infections are relatively easy to get, getting rid of toenail fungus infections is a whole different matter! Toenail fungus develops due to long exposure to warm and moist conditions. The fungi gets into nails cell structure through small cracks or cuts in skin. Common symptoms tend to be thickening or brittle nails that are dull or yellow in colour. If the infection spreads then serious pain in your toes could ensue […]

How To Get Rid Of Fingernail Fungus

  The Causes Of Fingernail Fungus Fingernail fungus can happen quickly and spread through the nails very fast unless precautions and remedies are sought after immediately that it is seen. Fingernail fungus (onychomycosis) is relatively speaking the same as toenail fungus, that you will read more about in this website. Millions of people worldwide suffer from fingernail fungus conditions. It is a socially stigmatic condition that if not addressed at outset can cause real embarrassment and become very unsightly. It is a condition that is not easily hidden because you can not walk around with gloves on all the time. […]

Menopausal Brittle Nails

Women that are dealing with perimenopause, or that are postmenopausal, may well have brittle nails as a result of reduced estrogen levels. Estrogen is a vital component of a reproductive hormone in a females’s body, that manages the body’s water composition. When estrogen levels fall in a woman’s body it becomes dehydrated and this in turn causes water in the nails to dry out. When this happens the nail becomes weak and is susceptible to splitting and breaking.   The Part Estrogen Plays For Healthy Nails The hormonal changes that women undergo during the course of menopause account for turning […]

Nail Fungus Problems

  The Manifestation Of Nail Fungus & Other Conditions Generally speaking, those that do not suffer from nail fungus, only look after their finger and toe nails in the cosmetic sense. It has more to do with appearance than anything else. Fingernails are visible the majority of the time, and during the summer, people are most likely to wear open sandals that flaunt their toe nails. What you may not understand, however, is that the condition of your nails influences far more than exactly how you look. Getting rid of toenail fungus and that of the fingernail can be extremely […]