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Dr. Colin McCannel
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Gray Hair (Overview)

Gray or silver hair may occur during the aging process. There is usually less pigment in gray or white hair.


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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. Colin McCannel
109 doctors shared insights

Gray Hair (Overview)

Gray or silver hair may occur during the aging process. There is usually less pigment in gray or white hair.


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Gray hair in my beard at 30? Does that mean ill be prematurely gray?

Gray hair in my beard at 30? Does that mean ill be prematurely gray?

Not necessarily.: It's pretty common for beards to gray faster than scalp hair, but early graying of the beard is not a reliable predictor of early graying of scalp hair. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Are there supplements that prevent or treat graying hair?

Are there supplements that prevent or treat graying hair?

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. In general – ...Read more

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What is the cause of gray hair in young people?

What is the cause of gray hair in young people?

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. In general. ...Read more

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Are catalase supplements an effective treatment for gray hair?

Perhaps: Topical liposomal catalase may help. It is often found in combination with superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

How do I get rid of white hairs that are growing on head rapidly. I'm 25 years old male. Why I am getting white hair in this early age? Pls. help.

Some things: There are a few reported readily reversible causes like B12 deficiency and thyroid disease that can be readily tested for. There are some other less common causes like pigment diseases(think vitiligo), but again, these are rare. It's more likely that this is genetic. But you can do some things to help avoid worsening things, like avoid smoking and harsh chemical hair products. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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White Hair (Definition)

Hair is an outgrowth of the epidermis that is made of keratin. ...Read more