Learning about Diabetes and Thinning Hair

Learning about Diabetes and Thinning Hair

When it comes to getting hair transplant surgery, Palo Alto residents might consider it for several reasons. Knowing more about what might cause hair loss is important and diabetes is a potential cause. Diabetes is a disease that causes the blood to have too much glucose (sugar) in it. The reason for this blood glucose increase varies, however. Diabetes leads to a variety of changes in the body. These changes can cause everything from fatigue to thinning hair.


Possible Complications with Diabetes


Those with diabetes often experience frequent infections, increased thirst, slow-healing wounds and sores, frequent urination, blurred vision, extreme hunger, and fatigue. This disease can also lead to a variety of complications, such as cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage and skin conditions. Diabetes can lead to a hormonal imbalance and this imbalance can cause thinning hair.


Diabetes, specifically Type 2, often occurs due to poor diet and lack of exercise, as well as certain medications, in most instances. A person’s diet can also have an impact on hair health, and in some cases contribute to hair loss. Diet and its impact and hormone production in the body might also play a role. Diabetics who are overweight should lose weight, but they should do so in a healthy and controlled way. This is because inadequate nutrient intake might also contribute to hair health problems.


Diabetes Complications and Thinning Hair


Diabetics are prone to infections, and certain infections can weaken the body to a point where thinning hair occurs. While not all illnesses will cause someone to lose hair, there is the potential for illness to disrupt the hair’s growth cycle in some cases. For many patients, their hair will stop thinning out once they conquer the infection.


Cardiovascular disease, a complication of diabetes, can lead to thinning hair because when the blood circulation of the hair follicles is interrupted, the nutrients essential for healthy hair will be less plentiful. This has the potential to interfere with blood circulation to the scalp and blood is what delivers nutrients to the hair follicles.


Diabetics who are experiencing thinning hair should take this concern to their physician. In some cases, diabetes is not the cause, but in other cases the complications associated with diabetes could be causing the patient’s thinning hair.


You can see that diabetes has the potential to impact the growth of your hair. To learn more about hair transplant surgery in Palo Alto or how your general health impacts your hair, you should talk to your doctor, especially if you are also experiencing thinning.


Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.


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