White Hair Appears After Recovering From Illness?
Why is it that every time I recover from illness … my hair immediately turns gray. Please ask for an explanation … I panic there is another disease that I suffer from!
Gray or white hair is caused by the hair follicles losing their color pigment. Some of the factors that can cause hair to turn white are as follows:
Aging. When humans get older, the melanocytes (cells that produce pigments) will degenerate and be damaged, so that pigment production will decrease. Hair that was previously black will lose its color to gray and then white. Genetic factors. In some people who have white hair since young, usually their parents or grandparents also experience the same thing. Vitiligo. Is a disorder in the production of pigment, which can be seen from the skin that "punctate" or white patches. Abnormalities can also affect the hair pigment. Hypothyroidism Vitamin B12 deficiency In Asian people, the appearance of gray hair over the age of 30 can be said to be normal, so there is no need to worry. However, if gray hair appears under the age of 20 and without a similar family history, you can consult your doctor directly to find out the real cause.
To prevent your hair from turning white quickly, you should get enough vitamin B12 from eating fish, beef, liver, eggs, milk; avoid smoking; periodically comb the hair; avoid dyeing hair too often.
That's my explanation, hopefully it's useful.