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I am mid- twenties and keep growing grey hair is that normal and how can I prevent it.?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: It can be normal.

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 brief: It can be normal.

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
In general – genetics plays the biggest role & we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in many
Dr. Heidi Fowler
fish. Lean red meats are high in iron. Eat enough protein. Bananas, oats & raisins contain silica. Many fruits & vegetables are high in Vit C. Please be aware if there is not a deficiency than use of specific minerals/ vitamins & nutrients is not likely to make a change.
Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice

In brief: Nutrient deficiency

Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals.
Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them.

In brief: Nutrient deficiency

Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals.
Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them.
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