5 doctors weighed in:

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

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

The loss of pigment in hair comes from too rapid turn over of hair shafts from the follicles.
No great cures have been proven to work. Some people think that taking biotin can help.

In brief: Maybe

The loss of pigment in hair comes from too rapid turn over of hair shafts from the follicles.
No great cures have been proven to work. Some people think that taking biotin can help.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Thank
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