Diabetes and Hairlessness

Significant hair loss can be a symptom of diabetes development. If hair loss quantities are over the normal levels, and the loss does not seem to be common pattern baldness, is highly recommended an evaluation by a physician.

Diabetes is a disease associated to hormonal changes, and this imbalance can often be detected first in hair loss.

The relation between diabetes and hair loss are described below:

1. Poor blood circulation is caused by diabetes; and it can affect the ability of hair follicles to operate normally. In a normal cycle hair grows for 2-6 years; then it goes into a dormancy phase, after that it dies and falls out as a new strand is produced in the follicle to push it out. Where there is no good blood circulation, strands tend to die and fall out more quickly, and the follicle is unable to produce a replacement hair.

2. A person who suffers from diabetes is more vulnerable to skin conditions that may be responsible of hair loss. If there is the presence of bacterial and fungal infections on the scalp, it can interrupt the normal procedure of hair growth.

3. The normal hair cycle can be often affected by the medication prescribed to treat diabetes.

4. Physiological and psychological stress and anxiety caused by diabetes can also have a negative influence on normal hair cycle. Stress and anxiety can be considered as direct factors in hairlessness.

Some recommendations for hair loss caused by diabetes may be wait to see if the condition will right itself once the patient has been some time taking the medication, keep body hydrated, exercise regularly, and also is going to be healthy to practice some yoga.