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When will there be a cure for people with grey hair?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown: It is uncertain as to why the follicle looses its color with aging. At this point I don't know of any program focusing on reviving the process that results in the re-establishment of color. In the mean time bleaching is easy and inexpensive.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
? Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general –
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
genetics plays the biggest role.. We can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in many fish. Lean
Sep 17, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
red meats are high in iron. Eat enough protein. Bananas, oats & raisins contain silica. Many fruits & vegetables are high in Vit C.
Sep 17, 2017

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