Premature graying of hair (PGH) is defined as graying of hair before the age of 20 years in adult and before 30 years . It can severely affect the self-esteem of an individual.The exact etiopathogenesis remains unknown, although it has been associated with premature aging disorders, atopy, and autoimmune diseases. Patients, who present with PGH, should be assessed for syndromes and metabolism diseases. Hair dyes remain the main modality of the treatment for cosmetic concerns after nutritional supplementation.
CAUSES OF PREMATURE GRAYING OF HAIR
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Oxidative stress
- Some medical conitidon like autoimmune diseases,
- White hair is also common in alopecia areata
- Chemical hair dyes and hair products
PREVENTION OF PREMATURE GRAYING OF HAIR
If genetics or aging is the cause,nothing can prevent or reverse the process. However, treating graying hair could allow color pigmentation to return if the loss is due to a medical condition.
When diet and vitamin deficiencies are the cause of prematurely white hair,correcting these may reverse the problem or stop it from worsening.
Eat plenty of green vegetable and fruit
Antioxidant-rich foods include:
- fresh fruits and vegetables
- green tea
- olive oil
One who has white hair resulting from a vitamin deficiency should consume more foods loaded with those vitamins.For example seafood, eggs, and meats are good sources of vitamin B-12, and milk, salmon, and cheese are excellent sources of vitamin D.
Vitamin supplements that are available over the counter can also correct deficiencies.
Quitting smoking-Smoking has adverse effects on the body and contributes to white hair. And researchers have found a link between the habit and loss of hair pigmentation
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR PREMATURE GRAYING OF HAIR
PHOSPHORIC ACID : Very useful medicine for premature greying of hair resulting from grief and depression.Also useful for thinning of hair.Most indicated when patient feel hopeless, sad and becomes indifferent to all affairs of life. There is extreme exhaustion and weakness
LYCOPODIUM : Very useful medicine for early greying of hair occurs in spots.There is increase craving for sweets and hot drinks.Most recommended when early graying is cause due to gastric troubles and constipation
NATRUM MUR : Very useful medicine for early graying of hair which is cause due weakness and anemia.There is unusual craving for salt.
PHOSPHORUS : Very usefull medicine for greying of hair which is accompanied with hair fall or dandruff. There is itching of scalp.Patient has strong desire to eat cold drinks, juice and ice creams
VINCA MINOR : Very useful medicine for early greying of hair greying in spots and get replaced by white hair.Also useful when there is eruption on the scalp with sticky discharge whic mat hair toegther.
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