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A 38-year-old member asked:

Premature graying at 18. what do i do?

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Dr. Parvaiz Malik
Plastic Surgery 50 years experience
Nothing: Premature graying of hair could be hereditary or may have environmental factors causing it. Unfortunately there is no treatment or prophylaxis.
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 –

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