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What causes premature grey hair?

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Premature greying of hair is a common problem that afflicts both men and women these days.

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“A lot of young people also have premature greying of hair, if they are genetically predisposed to it, as genes control melanin production,” said Dr Priyanka Reddy, founder and chief dermatologist at DNA Skin Clinic. Other factors include:

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Vitamin deficiencies  Deficiency of vitamin B12, vitamin D can lead to premature greying.

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Autoimmune disorders like vitiligo A condition where there is complete absence of melanin due to destruction of melanin-producing cells — melanocytes — causing grey or white hair in the areas affected.

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Thyroid disorders They can cause premature greying, which can be temporary and can be reversed by taking thyroid treatment.

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Smoking, stress, poor sleep  These habits can also trigger premature greying and fasten the aging process.

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