Published on Jan 09, 2018 and last reviewed on Jul 19, 2019 - 2 min read
Due to stress and pollution, many young adults suffer from premature graying of hair. Find out ways to prevent and treat this condition.
Graying of hair is a normal process as the age progresses, but if it occurs early in life it makes the person appear much older than his or her age causing poor self-esteem and personality issues.
The main cause of this graying is a reduction in melanin synthesis by pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes. These cells are present in the roots of hairs called as the hair follicle. The point when hair turns gray is not only decided by age (usually average age of graying is late 30’s to 40’s depending on the race), but it also depends on certain other factors like genetics and hereditary factors.
The following are the main causes of drastic change in figures of the reported cases of gray hair in teenage.
1. Change in lifestyle:
2. Dietary habits:
4. Medical conditions like:
5. Certain drugs like:
If other members of the family have experienced the same problem in their childhood that means you will have it in your genes too. There is nothing you can do as it is a natural process which may worsen with age. If premature graying of hair is not in your family, lack of proper nutrients is probably the main cause.
General measures to follow -
Oral Calcium pantothenate 200 mg/day or para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 100 mg three times a day for two to four months may show variable responses ranging from 70 to 80 % depending on the case.
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