Cambios en las uñas por el envejecimiento

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Cambios en las uñas por el envejecimiento

Las uñas cambian con el envejecimiento, creciendo más lentamente y haciéndose más opacas y quebradizas. El color puede cambiar de transparente a amarillento y opaco. Las uñas, especialmente las de los dedos de los pies, se pueden poner duras y gruesas, y pueden encajarse con más frecuencia. Las puntas de las uñas de la mano se pueden fragmentar. Algunas veces, se desarrollan líneas longitudinales en las uñas de manos y pies. Estos pueden ser cambios normales de la edad. Sin embargo, algunos cambios de las uñas pueden ser causados por infecciones, deficiencias nutricionales, trauma, u otro tipo de problemas.

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