Jul 16, 2011

Gray hair can also be found in children

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GladChild: Gray hairs are generally found in people who are elderly or older adults. But it turns out gray hair can also be found in children.

Actually, children who have gray hair is normal, and nutritional problems are the most common cause of gray hair in children, said Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician from Atlanta, as quoted by CNN on Saturday July 16, 2011.

Dr. Shu said that nutritional problems are most likely to be the cause anemia "iron deficiency" and vitamin B12 deficiency due to wrong diet or poor absorption of vitamin B12 by the digestive tract.

Additionally these conditions can also be caused by genetic factors such as the results of a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings 2005.

Certain medical problems can also cause hair to grow gray hair earlier, such as abnormal levels of thyroid Grave's disease or Hashimoto disease. This is due to abnormal thyroid levels will affect the metabolic processes in the body.

If it is caused by a medical condition, then treatment of existing medical conditions can help prevent the development of gray hair in children, Dr. Shu who worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire.

If gray hair that appears in the child only 1-2 strands then no need to worry. But if the gray hair that appears quite a lot and is accompanied by other symptoms, then you should consult a doctor to find out the exact cause.

Generally, gray hair Pls Occurs the pigment cells in hair follicles gradually begin to die. When the content of the hair cell pigment bits, then the hair is no longer filled with lots of melanin that would eventually change the color of white or gray hair Becomes.


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