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What are the symptoms and treatment of canities


Premature graying of hair or canities is when hair goes grey/white at an early age.

People face premature graying if at the age of 20 years in Whites, before 30 years in Africans, and before 25 years in Asians. [1]

-Medically known as Canities
-People can have grey hair at any age
-There is a significant relationship with premature greying and smoking.
-Can be reversed by changing lifestyle
-Can be permanent

On a general note, premature graying of hair is found to be genetic, thyroid disorders, excessive smoking, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, people with stress and wrong diet or autoimmune diseases.


The symptom mainly includes early graying of hair. It usually starts in one area and spreads.


Self-Care: Protein-rich food, walnuts, fish, and zinc, could help with gray hair. Protection from UV light, improving diet and lifestyle can reverse the effect.

Medications: Over-the-counter B-vitamin supplements, fish oil, and protein supplement can help in recovery.

Specialists: Contact your doctor for medical advice. At mfine you will get a consultation and necessary advice for your various problems. Visit mfine and get holistic advice and treatment.

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