This is a short introduction to diabetes and associated hair loss

Millions of people are affected by diabetes, and a large percentage also experience hair loss. What causes that?

An Introduction To Diabetes

Diabetes is a hormone related disease which can cause the thinning of hair or hair loss. Losing your hair could be caused by diabetes, however, there are many more causes. It is important to investigate properly to ensure the most effective treatment is used to battle the hair loss. Diabetes can cause hair loss if not detected at an early stage, and proper medication is used. This site discusses diabetes related hair loss and what you can do to prevent, minimize and even stop the hair loss.

If you notice your hair getting thinner, and have not been diagnosed as a diabetic, and also have other diabetes related symptoms - then you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. For many people the hair loss is preventable. Diabetes affects the growth process of hair and you will see the effects after some time. Diseases can cause a lot of stress - this also has a big effect on your hair. A treatment change is another reason why your body might respond as it does, especially your hair.


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So why does it happen?

Diabetics are sensitive to skin problems as their blood circulation is not optimal. Slow healing, bruises and small wounds are some of the results of this. Therefore, it takes more time for your body to heal and re grow lost hair. This can cause visible hair loss as your body has problems keeping up with the re growth process. A healthy person loses between 50 and 100 hairs each day. If you notice a large loss of hair it is very important that you seek medical assistance. Uncontrolled diabetes will cause damage to your body and needs good
treatment to recover and stabilize.

Can I do something about it?

Plenty! First, if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes then we suggest having yourself tested. The hair loss is just one of those signs that could indicate diabetes, or hormonal diseases that will require immediate professional attention. You may not diabetes and could look into other causes, such as a poor diet. Food affects our entire body. Taking care of your hair is also very important. No, you don't have to buy a thousand different hair lotions and cremes, but a good shampoo will take care of your hair. Stress relieve is another one of those things that you should look into. Stress + diabetes can result in hair loss and damage to your skin.

We would also like to note that some drugs that are prescribed to diabetics can cause hair loss. This also depends on your personal situation, people respond differently to various medication. Today's medical technologies allow for many different ways to treat hair loss even in combination with diabetes. There often is a "solution" for your hair problems.

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While every effort has been made to ensure the information on this site is accurate we must stress that it is all for educational purposes. Please consult a medical professional before taking any action!