Can diabetes cause hair loss?

People suffering from diabetes can face a range of health issues, hair loss being one of them.Although hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, hormonal imbalance, underlying medical conditions,hair loss due to elevated sugar levels in people remains very common around the world.

Some people may confuse natural hair loss due to regrowth cycle with a developing hair loss condition. So, it is best that you refrain from self-diagnosis and consult a hair loss expert to properly evaluate your condition.

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Hair loss can occur due to many reasons like thyroid, lack of vitamins vital for hair growth, genetic and diabetes is one of those reasons.

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Diabetes by itself probably won’t cause hair loss but diabetic meds may do more harm than good to our body, including hair loss. I have nothing to back this up, just pure speculation.

how do you know that? Have you seen studies linking diabetes to hair loss?

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There is not any exact study explaining the link of diabetes & hair loss, that I can mention here. But most of the people suffering from diabetes are more likely to have alopecia condition. It is also seen that diabetes slower down the growth of hair & cause hair loss.

There are number of reasons that contribute to hair loss. Diabetes is one of them. People who suffer diabetes found suffering the problem of hair thinning. Diabetic patients are restricted to many food intake that can lead to nutritional defieciency. Its always better to consult a doctor to get to the root cause of hair loss. However when your sugar is maintained , you can maintain your hair growth.

Yes!! diabetes also cause of hair loss for someone.

Yes, many people with diabetes suffer from hair loss.

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have you guys seen studies that link diabetes to hair loss? Post the links here , otherwise shut up !!

Can diabetes cause hair loss?

Hair loss in a diabetic person may have a very similar pattern of hair loss as in the Telogen phase. But it creates many complications as it progresses. It can affect the whole hair regrowth cycle by:

  • Impairing new hair regrowth
  • Hair may start growing more than usual
  • Completely stop new hair from growing

That’s not a way to communicate with this language. :confused:

Diabetes can interrupt this process, slowing down your hair growth . Having diabetes can also cause you to lose more hair than usual. That hair loss isn’t only on your head. … With alopecia, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, leading to patches of hair loss on the head and on other parts of the body.