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can you stop your hait from going gray?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 25 years experience
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genetics plays the biggest role. See if you have a treatable cause.
Oct 25, 2015

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