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Doctor insights on: Do Diseases Or Dietary Problems Cause Premature Greying

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Dr. Chevies Newman
1,113 doctors shared insights

Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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My age is 25 and I have problem of premature graying of hair. Nearly 50% is now gray. Is there any way to control this or restore natural color?

My age is 25 and I have problem of premature graying of hair. Nearly 50% is now gray. Is there any way to control this or restore natural color?

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 is the cause of premature greying?

What is the cause of premature greying?

Many reasons: Bad diets vitiligo lack of B12 and/or Folic Acid being a smoker using tooth whitening products genetic predisposition our hair care products prolonged stressful lifestyle age all those could cause of premature greying. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am suffering frm premature greying of hair. Please give me a solution for this problem. Am just 20yr old.

White hair: If your mother or father's hair turned white at an early age, you may be genetically programmed for premature graying. Your genes determine when production of melanin stops, and your dna may destine you to platinum hair at an early age. Other causes include stress and thyroid disease. See your doctor and get blood work. ...Read more

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Can excessive shampooing ( four or five times weekly) cause premature greying of hair? are there epigenetic reasons of premature hair greying?

Can excessive shampooing (  four or five times weekly) cause premature greying of hair? are there epigenetic reasons of premature hair greying?

NO: First of all, daily shampooing (7 times a week) is not excessive shampooing. Many people shampoo their hair daily. And there has never been a link between shampoo frequency and graying. Chronic stress likely contributes to graying. Hereditary issues also come in to play. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent premature greying?

What is the best way to prevent premature greying?

Hair dye: not having kids has at least as much data as any of the dietary or minerals. With nails, if you give the nutrients they lack you get stripes when the nails become healthy/unhealthy. I will believe nutrients change hair color when I see someone with banded hair. ...Read more

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How can premature greying of hair be prevented? any diet?

How can premature greying of hair be prevented? any diet?

Cannot: It cannot be prevented. Consider either (1) that it can be beautiful in a young woman, or (2) use hair dye. ...Read more

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Can premature greying be linked with MTHFR 677 TT?

Can premature greying be linked with MTHFR 677 TT?

MTHFR 677TT Mutation: Yes, a mutation of the gene coding for this complex biochemical intermediate has far reaching implications, depending on the extent of the "mis coding." Premature hair grey ing is a known feature, but diverse developmental, neuro behavioral, cardiovascular, and other complications are all part of the disorder. It is very common, but your provider, with your specific test results, can provide help. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Premature Graying (Definition)

Premature graying is a hair color change, in which a person's hair stops being colored and becomes "gray". A gray hair does not have pigment (color) particles called melanin. Many people begin to have gray hair in their 30's, so one can call it "premature" graying if the graying ...Read more