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Doctor insights on: My Brother Is 29 And His Hair Is Completely Grey What Could Be Causing This

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My brother is 29 and his hair is completely grey. What could be causing this?

My brother is 29 and his hair is completely grey. What could be causing this?

Grey hair: The timing of the loss of hair pigment is highly individualized. It is a bell shaped curve with a peak in the 50's. A few become grey prematurely in their 20's and early 30's. This is not pathological but if it is a worry, hair dyes are available. ...Read more

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What could cause grey hair at the age of 12?

What could cause grey hair at the age of 12?

Varies: Gray hair is a sign of degredation of melanin pigment in hair follicles. This can occur in young age genetically, and in the 30's or 40's in some people. Many people don't turn gray until they're very old. ...Read more

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What causes your hair to turn grey?

What causes your hair to turn grey?

Loss of pigment : As we get older our hair loses pigmentation making the hair appear gray. If your hair turns gray when you are young it could be due to genes, a thyroid condition or a b-12 vitamin deficiency. If you are going gray prematurely see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes people's hair to turn gray?

Loss of melanin: As a person ages, the body loses the ability to produce the melanin needed to give color to new hair growth. ...Read more

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What causes pre mature grey hair?

What causes pre mature grey hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color(white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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What causes grey hair in young people (in there 20s)?

What causes grey hair in young people (in there 20s)?

Deficiencies : Sometimes hair goes prematurely gray because of throid or vitamin b-12 deficiencies. Get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I been having a lot of stress lately.It causes my hair to be grey what should I do?

I been having a lot of stress lately.It causes my hair to be grey what should I do?

Mostly myth: Grey hair is largely due to genetics and cellular stress - not the kind of stress that you feel when the boss is breathing down your neck. Accumulated dna damage prevents the pigment cells from producing pigment appropriately and the hair becomes pigment-less. ...Read more

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Can stress really cause your hair to turn white or grey? If so, why does it do that?

The Maelstrom: Edgar allan poe described the fisherman caught in the maelstrom with premature white hair. No one really believes that this is true. Pigment of the hair gradually fades with age. Disease and genetics (albinism) can alter the pigment cells, but the effect is slow and specific to those hairs that lack the pigment. ...Read more