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Charlieswpa

Premature Gray Hair And Celiac Disease

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I have Celiac disease and also premature gray hair that I got in my early teens.My father had the same thing but not certain he had celiac disease but he had all the symtoms that I got plus he had skin problems.Years ago,in the 70's I don't beleive doctors knew what it was.My mother told me they told him he had a fast stomache.He took predisone for years till he passed away,predisone helped, but has too many side effects. Getting back to the premature gray hair,I wonder if it's related to Celiac disease?

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I found this interesting article about premature greying hair.

I know it's often linked with vitiligo (unpigmented patches of skin) which my coeliac son has, so I'm assuming it's an 'auto-immune' thing :unsure:


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Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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For me it was. Like you I started in my teens. By the time I was diagnosed I had lost a lot and what I had was mostly white. 5 years post diagnosis and my hair has grown back and most of what has grown back is brown again. The early graying was thought to be genetic, my mother went gray early also. She died young of cancer but I never remember her without gray hair. Looking back she was also clearly celiac.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I think grey hair is genetic. My mother is Celiac and now at the age of 81, she finally has pure grey hair, but it didn't start going grey until her seventies. Our youngest daughter takes after her other grandmother and had grey hair at 19, she is not Celiac. I'm Celiac and at the age of 61 I am now showing small streaks of grey.

My step dad had grey hair in his 20s ... not Celiac, but his mother's family name is Whitehead, for good reason :lol: The whole family was grey or actually white at very early ages. Most pretty healthy and long lived.

I don't think we can blame everything on Celiac Disease :D


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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Hi...

 

I am 52 though not yet diagnosed with celiac, (Just now about to enter testing stage as I have so many of the classic signs).  Ive always wondered why I went so grey so early..  It started when I was about 20 with a few  hairs popping up.  By the time I was 30 I was obviously salt and pepper. Virtually totally grey at 40.  I have always wondered why that happened to me when noone in my very large family experienced premature grey.  (some siblings in their early 60s have less grey than me in my 30s)

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Hi...

 

I am 52 though not yet diagnosed with celiac, (Just now about to enter testing stage as I have so many of the classic signs).  Ive always wondered why I went so grey so early..  It started when I was about 20 with a few  hairs popping up.  By the time I was 30 I was obviously salt and pepper. Virtually totally grey at 40.  I have always wondered why that happened to me when noone in my very large family experienced premature grey.  (some siblings in their early 60s have less grey than me in my 30s)

 

Just an FYI - this thread is almost 8 years old.  Most of these posters are not still around the forum.


 

 

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