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Why did obama go gray so fast?

Why did obama go gray so fast?

Hard job: To the extent that grey hair start is due to stress and the difficulty of a job, obama has the toughest job on the planet. This may have contributed to his seemingly premature or rapid onset greyness. ...Read more

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Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Why are my porcelain crowns light blueish/gray?

Likely PFMs: How old are they? Is the color mostly at the gums? Pfm's are porcelain fused to metal crowns so there is a layer of metal under the pocelain that can transmit light through the porcelain where it is thin. If this is the case then you could have them replaced with metal free crowns for esthetics. ...Read more

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I have a dark patch of gray on my back its been there for months and most days it inches what could it be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Hello. I was texting an I felt my vision started to get white and the letters on the phone gray. But no other symptoms. Anything I should worry about?

Hello. I was texting an I felt my vision started to get white and the letters on the phone gray. But no other symptoms. Anything I should worry about?

Likely not: A whiteout is the result of transient loss of blood pressure. It commonly accompanies fainting. For whatever reason your BP dropped briefly. This can even occur when standing up quickly after having sat for some time. In this case the bodies reflexes to maintain normal blood pressure to the brain were a bit sluggish.
The visual center is more susceptible than other parts of the brain to low BP ...Read more

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How to prevent eyebrows from graying?

Fight mother nature: This is a natural process and can only be avoided by plucking the grey or color the grey. Remedies for the aging changes in our bodies have been an age-old issue with no nobel prizes yet. ...Read more

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How can I stop premature graying?

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 – ...Read more

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Premature graying at 18. What do I do?

Premature graying at 18. What do I do?

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 – ...Read more

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What are the causes of premature graying?

What are the causes of premature graying?

Blame Genetics: When you're born, your genes are already hardwired for when and how your hair will turn gray. ...Read more

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What does gray discharge mean for a female?

What does gray discharge mean for a female?

BV: We can assume bacterial vaginosis but other causes must be ruled out by appropriate examination and lab testing. ...Read more

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Causes of premature graying, other than just getting olk?

Causes of premature graying, other than just getting olk?

Genetics and stress: Genetics and stress are probably the two most common reasons. ...Read more

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When you go blind will your irises turn gray or stay the same?

When you go blind will your irises turn gray or stay the same?

Depends: Changes in eye appearance may occur as the pathology continues to advance in a blind eye. However many people who are blind have normal appearing eyes. ...Read more

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Why is premature graying stigmatized? It's pretty common isn't it?

Why is premature graying stigmatized? It's pretty common isn't it?

Seeking Youth: In the us, a great deal is made of being youthful. What is promoted in the media can often impact what is popular. Of interest, graying is often seen as distinguished in men. Unfortunately it is not always seen in such a positive light in women. Early graying is largely determined by genetics. I don't know the statistics on how prevalent it is. I have learned to love my gray. ...Read more

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Help please! When my shins get cold they turn gray, is that normal?

Help please! When my shins get cold they turn gray, is that normal?

Your shins: Have the least superficial circulation and the cold contracts these small blood vessels...this may explain the "grey" appearance... This does not indicate any health problems as far as I know!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 71yo female with gray circles around both irises.?

What to do if I'm a 71yo female with gray circles around both irises.?

Arcus senilis: This is a finding in older people. It does not affect the vision and does not require treatment when it appears in people over 50 years old. It is thought to be lipid deposits but has not been shown to increase cardiovasular disease. If under 50 y/o lipid studies should be done ...Read more

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No one in my family had premature graying but I am! What are the options?

No one in my family had premature graying but I am! What are the options?

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 – ...Read more

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Are the events that happen in the tv shows like grays anatomy, true or false?

Are the events that happen in the tv shows like grays anatomy, true or false?

Both: I have never seen the show but I can guarantee it is mostly drama with an element of truth.

Most medical professionals spend a great deal of time doing paperwork and administrative tasks. A show about real doctors and students might be incrediblyl boring. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm a 71yo female with gray circles around both irises.?

What do you suggest if I'm a 71yo female with gray circles around both irises.?

Arcus Senilus: This is a common pigmentation change found in dark eye color as people age. It is benign, and there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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My hairs have started graying. My age right now is 25 years only. How to stop this graying of hairs?

My hairs have started graying. My age right now is 25 years only. How to stop this graying of hairs?

No way: If I had the answer to this question - I could stop working. Gray hair is usually hereditary. There is no way to stop graying hair. You might want to start coloring your hair if it bothers you. ...Read more