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Healthy Nails

Should I worry if my toenails stop growing?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Nail growth can be affected by disease or illness, your diet, medications you take, and the natural aging process. If your toenails appear to have stopped growing, it's a good idea to talk with your doctor about the possible cause.

    Keep in mind, though, that nails grow at different rates, depending on your age, how active you are, and even the time of year (nails grow slower in the winter). Because toenails grow so slowly -- only about 1 millimeter per month -- it may seem as if they have stopped growing when in reality they are just growing very slowly.
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