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A 41-year-old member asked:

No one in my family had premature graying but i am! what are the options?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No great options: The loss of pigment in hair comes from too rapid turn over of hair shafts from the follicles. No great cures have been proven to work. Some people think that taking biotin can help.
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.
Oct 25, 2015

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