Stress & Early Gray Hair

Stress & Early Grey Hair

This article is coming due to popular requests & demand, after Dr. Gaurav Solanki covered all about Hair Loss & Stress in one of our previous articles, we’ve been constantly getting emails and requests to cover the Stress & Early Grey Hair dynamic in the world of Hair Loss! So here it is!

Hair Starting to turn Gray prematurely is becoming a bigger concern these days, especially with the last couple of years being extremely stressful for the entire world due to lockdowns, etc. It’s a concern that’s almost as big as Hair Loss at an early age these days. Also, the modern lifestyle itself has become very hectic, busy and one that has just so much on our plate that we barely get the time to relax and just feel in the beauty of the world we inhabit.

So, Gray hair has been associated with stress, however, unlike the Hair Loss and Stress equation, this one had not been scientifically proven yet!

However, recently a study was conducted to observe the link between graying of hair & stress. The study was conducted on mice who were purposely exposed to short-term pain, psychological stress, and restricted movement. All these effects lead to hair graying of hair and more importantly the depletion of Melanocyte Stem Cells in the mice.


What Are Melanocyte Stem Cells?

Melanocyte Stem Cells are the cells that create melanin. Melanin is the pigment that determines your hair colour. These cells gradually disappear as we age which leads to the pigment also disappearing with time and all of this leads to Gray hair.  So, with the results of the aforementioned study and the concept of Melanocyte Stem Cells, we can definitely connect the dots and see the negative impact that stress plays when it comes to the greying of hair prematurely!


How To Prevent Early Greying of Hair?

The following tips will help you in your quest to manage stress better. These tips will not just assist you in preventing premature greying but also in preventing early hair loss when the hair loss itself is primarily due to stress and not caused by any other cause like genetics, medical history, etc.

  1. Following a Healthy Diet: Packing your diet with foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants not just helps with hair but will have a brilliant impact on your overall health including the exteriors like hair and skin.
  2. Get Enough Sleep: One of the most overlooked aspects of this modern age is the importance of proper sleep. Lack of sleep can increase the levels of stress and stress itself can lead to countless other issues.
  3. Work Our Regularly: Taking the gym membership every December and then giving up on it completely by February is a mistake most of us make. If you are not getting the time to go to a gym regularly then you can work out at home too! Just be regular with the routine and then watch the magic unfold.

That was it from Dr. Gaurav Solanki for this popularly requested topic. Stay tuned to this space for more and in case you need guidance with Hair Transplant or Hair Loss then you may book a consultation with Dr. Gaurav by calling us at +91-9990449555

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