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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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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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How can I stop premature graying?

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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Is it true that stress can cause premature graying of hair?

One reason: 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. ...Read more

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Is it true that excessive amounts of stress can lead to premature graying of the hair?

Is it true that excessive amounts of stress can lead to premature graying of the hair?

Premature Gray: Seeing photos of our presidents before and after their terms in office, you'd have to wonder about stress graying their hair. Still, science so far hasn't documented a direct relationship between stress and hair graying. Graying is usually genetically determined, along with multiple biochemical changes. Hair may be more likely to fall out with stress -- perhaps leaving more gray ones behind. ...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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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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