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Premature greying of hair. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am having premature grey hair problem
User:I got tested for Thyroid and its normal
User:so what shall I do for the problem
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Have you seen any doctor for this issue?
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:I am 29 and female
Doctor:Any one in your family - your parents/siblings have the same problem?
User:no my parents are getting grey hairs now they are 50+ my sister who is 3 years younger to me also has premature grey hair
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Premature greying of hair is a chronic condition and like any chronic condition is little difficult to treat.
Doctor:We can find a complete treatment if we are able to identify the cause of premature greying.
Doctor:That being said, most often the cause is related to genetic make up.
Doctor:The fact that your sister also suffers indicates the same.
Doctor:Therefore the options to you are
Doctor:1. Use hair dye/coloring agent.
Doctor:2. Eat a healthy diet. Diet XXXXXXX in vitamins and minerals like selenium can be helpful. You need to take plenty of root vegetables such as carrot, beetroot, ginger, potato, etc.
Doctor:3. Apply almond containing hair oil regularly.
Doctor:4. Consult a dermatologist/trichologist who can study the hair sample under microscope to identify if there is any other defects.
Doctor:If other defects are found, it can be treated accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:and is it because of any vitamin deficiency
User:we are vegetarians
Doctor:Nutritional deficiency are one of the cause.
User:shud I undergo any vitamin tets
Doctor:I would rather suggest you to consult a dermatologist/trichologist who can examine your hair and scalp and order all the test together.
User:thank you
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye fornow.
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