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Gray Hair Isn’t Just The Aftermath of Aging

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Most people get gray hairs when they are 30 years old, and by the age of 50 half of their heads may be covered with gray hairs.

The causes of this phenomenon are many – from aging, hereditary factors, through stress to various health problems.

Scientists have found that not only aging is the biggest culprit for gray hair, but too much stress, which indirectly affects gray hairs to show up. Cells in charge of producing pigment, which gives color to hair, disappears when the body is too exposed to cortisol, a stress hormone, research has shown.

So it has just been proven that hair color is lost the moment you are the most exposed to stress. Once the hair follicle ceases to produce melanin-producing pigment cells, the hair remains permanently gray as there is no possibility of regeneration of those cells.

Male Genes Are More Dominant

Gray hair at an earlier age, around 20 may indicate health problems such as:

Neurofibromatosis


This disease is also known as Recklinghausen’s disease and is a group of hereditary diseases that causes tumor growth along nerves and abnormal bone and skin development.

Tuberous sclerosis


An unusual, hereditary condition that causes benign tumors in multiple organs, including the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes, lungs, and skin.

Thyroid disease


Thyroid function disorder can also manifest as vitiligo. It is an autoimmune disease that causes melanocytes, the cells at the base of the hair follicles that produce pigment, to get lost or be destroyed. This can be caused by a weakening of the immune system when it attacks the scalp, not the infection itself.

Some research has linked the premature appearance of gray hair to heart disease and the loss of bone mass. Smoking cigarettes can also lead to premature greying

Greying hair and is linked to a lack of vitamin B12 in the body. Consumption of fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna, increased consumption of dairy products, but also meats such as beef and lamb create the aforementioned vitamin and are also beneficial on the inside.

You shouldn’t pull out the gray hair. We don’t recommend it. It is not a question of believing that you will grow instead of one, two or three new ones. The problem is that the hair follicle may be damaged and the hair will no longer grow. This can lead to considerable thinning of hair. And so you’re just putting off something that will inevitably come.

You can’t influence this phenomenon. All you have to do is simply accept the fact that you are getting gray hair. If this phenomenon is related to a health problem, determine that in a timely manner to prevent serious complications.

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