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Maria asks…

How long do fingernails take to grow?

My finger nails are just under 1cm away from the tip of my finger, I was wondering on average how long will they take to grow just a little bit longer than my fingertips?

Power Health Tips answers:

OMG !!!!! I am soooo sorry…….i didn’t notice that this was men’s health…..i thought u r a girl and gave advice accordingly…..but read it……it might help

Nail growth rates vary, but on average they’ll grow around an inch and a half (about 3.5 cm) each year in a normal person. The rate of fingernail growth varies depending upon the nutritional status of the person as well as how much blood flow reaches the growth center or matrix of the nail. Interestingly enough, the nails on the hand you favor grow faster than the ones on the opposite hand. If you’re right handed, the nails on the right will grow faster. Fingernail growth rates also vary based on finger length. The longer the finger is, the faster the growth rate. Age and time of year also play a role in how fast fingernails grow. Nails grow faster in people under the age of thirty and during warmer times of year such as the summer. As a teenager, your nails should grow fairly quickly.

But you can make them grow faster:

Start from the inside out. If you want to grow long fingernails, you need to look at your diet and overall health first. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multi-vitamin daily to help your nails grow as strong as possible.

Another consideration is your general health status. A variety of underlying disease states can slow down fingernail growth and make nails more fragile. These include kidney disease, thyroid disease, and a host of other medical conditions. If you’re concerned about nail growth and are experiencing other symptoms, a few lab studies might be in order to rule out underlying health conditions that could contribute to nail problems.

The last factor to consider if you’re concerned about how to make your fingernails grow faster is blood flow to the matrix of the nail. Activities that increase blood flow to the fingernails may stimulate nail growth. Some activities that may do this include frequent typing, playing the piano, and other activities where you use your hands a lot. Surprisingly enough, biting your nails can have the same effect, although it wouldn’t be recommended. While it may not be practical to take up piano to make fingernails grow faster, using your hands as frequently as possible on a daily basis may help.

Probably the best strategy to make fingernails grow faster is to make sure you’re getting enough protein and are practicing sound eating habits on a daily basis. Engage your hands as much as possible to stimulate blood flow and make sure you’re taking meticulous care of your nails to keep them from splitting or breaking.

1 year ago even I was in the same situation but today I have lovely nails:(take a look)

******SERIOUS WARNING: Don’t abuse your nails. Applying fake nails and lots of nail polish can really harm your nail bed, so leave them free of any additives for as long as possible. This will allow your nails to breathe. If you like the shiny look of nail polish, try using a buffer to buff your nails to a natural shine.**************

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