Diabetes negatively affects all parts of the body. This also includes hair loss. Due to diabetes, the hair follicles stop getting nutrition. Due to this, the growth of hair gets affected and they start falling. On the other hand, if blood sugar is controlled and exercise is also done along with the right diet, then hair loss can stop.

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Today in this article you will know why hair falls due to diabetes and how to cure them.

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  1. Causes of hair loss in diabetes
  2. How to stop hair fall in diabetes
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Due to diabetes, the hair follicles stop getting nutrition. Due to this hair fall starts and the process of regrowth of hair also slows down or stops. Come, let us know in detail how hair is affected due to diabetes -

High blood sugar level

Due to uncontrolled or untreated diabetes, the level of blood sugar in the body becomes high. Persistent high blood sugar can damage various tissues, organs, and blood vessels within the body. Due to the damage to the blood vessels, the blood does not flow properly. As a result, some cells get less oxygen and nutrients than they need. This deficiency can negatively affect the hair follicles' normal growth cycle, which can lead to hair loss.

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Alopecia areata

In the condition of alopecia areata, the immune system starts attacking healthy hair follicles by mistake. People with type 1 diabetes have to face this problem more. Alopecia areata causes hair loss on the head, arms, and other parts of the body where hair usually grows.

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Hormone imbalance

Some people may have thyroid along with diabetes and this also becomes the reason for hair fall. When there is a disturbance in the level of thyroid hormone, it affects the natural hair cycle. In people who have diabetes, the level of cortisol is also high, due to which insulin resistance increases. Excess cortisol damages the hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss.

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Stress and drugs

Along with diabetes, stress can also affect a person, and hair loss can occur. Hair loss is also a side effect of diabetes medicines.

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If hair fall is due to diabetes, then it can be cured to some extent. Under this, the intake of medicines prescribed by the doctor to manage diabetes, regular monitoring of blood sugar, and intake of biotin can help. Come, let us know in detail how diabetes can be managed to prevent hair loss -

Prescription drugs

If hair loss is due to alopecia areata, then the doctor may recommend some medicines to reduce the inflammation. Some topical medicines may also be asked to apply on the scalp.

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Diabetic people may have low levels of biotin. Biotin, also known as Vitamin-B7 or Vitamin-H, is found in peanutsalmondssweet potatoeseggs, onions, avocadossalmon fish, cauliflower, and oats. According to research, biotin supplements can also prevent hair loss.

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Regular exercise

Blood sugar can be managed by exercising daily. In this way, the blood sugar level can come down and the supply of oxygen can increase in the body, including the scalp. For this, walkingswimmingweight liftingmeditationyoga, and deep breathing can also help. This will also reduce stress, which is another reason for hair fall.

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Balanced diet

Foods with more fiber, green vegetablesfruits, and lean proteins play an effective role in controlling blood sugar levels. They must be included in the diet.

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Hair falls due to diabetes because the hair stops getting enough nutrition and the stress of the person also increases. However, in some cases, it can be corrected. Hair loss due to diabetes can be prevented by controlling blood sugar, changing diet, exercising, and taking medicines.

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