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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
Once
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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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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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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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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

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What is the 'formula' or drug to prevent gray hair?

One sure way is to: Go bald or shave your head, but there is no medical treatment for stopping grey hair. Cosmetologists and stylists own this industry. ...Read more

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Is gray hair abnormal at 14?

Is gray hair abnormal at 14?

Possibly: You may have a genetic predisposition. It's not a sign of a significant medical problem. ...Read more

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What can cause premature gray 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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When do most women start to see gray hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color (white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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At what age does gray hair typically appear?

Mid thirties: There is no set age. We have seen individules in twenties with grey hair. ...Read more

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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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Why do some people who are young get gray hair?

Why do some people who are young get gray hair?

Different heredity: Hair greyness is a bell shaped curve distribution and some are on the early side of this curve and get grey hair at a young age. It is not due to diet or lifestyle. ...Read more

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What can cause a young person to have gray hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color (white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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Can picking out gray hair, increase its production?

This won't ^ gray: Hairs. 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 >. ...Read more

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Is a single gray hair strand normal for 24 year old?

That's fine.: Not to worry. Graying of hair is
related to genetic predisposition. Do people in your family gray early? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gray hair?

What is the definition or description of: Gray hair?

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

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Why would I start growing gray hair as an adolescent?

Why would I start growing gray hair as an adolescent?

See below:: Early graying in kids tends to be inherited. Other conditions can cause gray hair: alopecia areata, which causes patches of hair loss on the scalp & other parts of the body. As the hair grows back, it may be gray at first; vitamin B12 deficiency: abnormal thyroid hormone levels in the body; vitiligo (causes a decrease of pigment in the skin), tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis & waardenburg synd. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age for you to start getting gray hair?

What is the youngest age for you to start getting gray hair?

No telling: Genetics plays crucial role in that. Grey hair has been reported in small kids, and some are born with streaks of it, so it's hard to tell when you're going to get your first one. ...Read more

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I know people that are young who have gray hair. How can that happen?

Grey hair: It is often hereditary. The pigmented cells, melanocytes, stop producing pigment and the hair turns grey. Less commonly, an illness or medication can change hair a different color or grey. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I have a lot of gray hair what can it be causing it?

Genetics: Graying of hair is genetic. All the other purported causes are urban myths. ...Read more

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Is there any way to slow down graying white hair? Any tricks to keep hair healthy vibrant and strong.

Sometimes: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying/ whitening hair - we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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White Hair (Definition)

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