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Why does stress cause gray hair?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: We don't yet know

According to scientific american, "scientists are beginning to gather clues that stress can hasten the graying process, but there is no scientific evidence demonstrating a cause-and-effect relationship.
" the possible explanations are technical and have to do with the effects of stress hormones interfering with the delivery of pigment to the hair. Genetic programing certainly plays a big role.

In brief: We don't yet know

According to scientific american, "scientists are beginning to gather clues that stress can hasten the graying process, but there is no scientific evidence demonstrating a cause-and-effect relationship.
" the possible explanations are technical and have to do with the effects of stress hormones interfering with the delivery of pigment to the hair. Genetic programing certainly plays a big role.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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