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A 45-year-old male asked:

45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. finally getting more than a few gray hairs. is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Not yet!: Technically hair coloring is a topical solution but even as we begin to crack the secrets of cellular aging we've learned very little about loss of hair pigment . A better solution revolves around self image and how you truly appear to others. Don't underestimate the attraction to intelligent, strong, fit, wise, & distinguished appearing men. For many, lack of at least some grey is a deal breaker.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march . My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

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Probably not: Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss.

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