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Why does stress cause gray hair?

Why does stress cause gray hair?

Graying of hair is: Related to genetic predisposition. The age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors such as nutritional deficiencies, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery and marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. In general – genetics plays the biggest role. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress cause baldness?

Can stress cause baldness?

Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various relaxation exercises can help. However, it's best to get a medical evaluation, since there are many medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, that can be the cause. ...Read more

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Does stress cause acne?

Does stress cause acne?

Acne and Stress: Absolutely! stress changes your hormone levels. Zits, goobers, zingers, honkers, screamers, and splashers can all be due to, or aggravated by, stress. Stay cool! ...Read more

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Does stress cause acne?

Does stress cause acne?

Stress acne: The cause of acne is clogged pores due to sebum, dead cells, and bacteria. But stress can aggregate the condition due to increased release of chemicals such as adrenaline and testosterone. So in addition to practicing good skin hygiene, releaving stress is also beneficial for the complexion of your life in general. ...Read more

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Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Not specifically: While stress may result in greater appearance of gray hair which are more fragile and probe to breakage, it is not a common cause of localized hair loss. ...Read more

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Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Stress: Probably nothing unless you start pulling out your hair. With your stress a consult with a Psychologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Is it true that stress can cause premature graying of hair?

Is it true  that stress can cause premature graying of hair?

One reason: Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Can stress cause hair thinning ?

Can stress cause hair thinning ?

Yes. Three ways: In alopecia areata, white blood cells attack hair follicles, stopping hair growth ; making hair fall out. Telogen effluvium is a condition, where stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out. And trichotillomania where you pick at or pull out hairs. Often these are reversible when stress is lowered. Or, it could be medical. ...Read more

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Does stress leads to white hairs?

Does stress leads to white hairs?

It can: The tendency for hair to turn gray or white is hereditary: some people get gray hair "prematurely", i.e., before most other people; for others it takes decades longer. However, emotional stress or physical illness can make gray hair appear sooner. For example, us presidents often gets a lot of gray during their 4 or 8 years in office (check pics online). ...Read more

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Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?

Yes: Stress can result in many effects including hair shedding on anybody- male or female, Stress can also elevate cortisol levels that in turn can lower testosterone. Hair can grow back if the underlying issues are addressed. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 ...Read more

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Does stress causes hematospermia too?

Does stress causes hematospermia too?

Unknown. : A direct link to stress has not been found. A variety of conditions have been reported in patients with hematospermia, including benign and malignant disorders of the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, spermatic cord, and ejaculatory duct system, and urinary tract infections. However, the cause is unknown in most patients. ...Read more

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Does stress cause diabet?

Does stress cause diabet?

No.: Stress and the hormones released during stress can raise blood sugars, but in and of themselves do not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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Does over masturbation cause depression?

Does over masturbation cause depression?

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or cause depression. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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How does excessive cortisol related to stress affect the body?

How does excessive cortisol related to stress affect the body?

Probably not problem: Stress increases cortisol, but usually insufficient to cause major problems like the cortisol levels seen in tumors, etc. Still, even a slight excess over time can make you more prone to heart disease, sleep problems, digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment, worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema, and other disorders. Plus it's uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Does binge eating and sometimes not eating also stress can causes hair loss ?

Does binge eating and sometimes not eating  also stress can causes hair loss ?

Yes: Alopecia which is the medical term or hair loss has many etioligies inclusive of binge eating, anorexia, and any form of stress. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more