premature-greying.jpgPremature Graying, can be a hint for many other diseases, hidden or ready for an onset. Premature Graying has been associated with certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, vitiligo, vitamin B12 deficiency, and anemia. There may also be a link with decreased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis.

In a study of 293 healthy postmenopausal women, those who had experienced premature graying of a majority of their hair by age 40 had decreased bone density compared with comparable women who did not have premature graying. In large cases premature graying is genetically determined. It happens so because of fall in production of Melanin pigment as per David Bank, MD and Director of the Center for Demotology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. There have been attempts to stimulate production of Melanin pigment to avoid gray hair, but the permanent cure is not available as yet.