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Pathological Disorders: What´s Transverse Ridges?

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Transverse Ridges also known as Beau lines are unattractive deep grooved line that run horizontally across the finger and toe nails. They look like indentations or ridges in the nail plate. The condition was named by physician, Joseph Honoré Simon Beau (1806-1865) who first described it in 1846. He was the first person to document the relationship between physical indicators and systemic health problems. Often when the body suffers some form of trauma, whether internal or external, evidence of it can often show in the nails. These lines are an example of the body producing evidence of a systemic problem, something which effects the whole body. These transverse ridge lines are caused when the body stops producing nail cells for a period
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