If you think that diabetes is only a disease related to sugar, then it is not so. It is the root of many diseases. If the amount of sugar starts increasing in your blood, then its effect is seen on different parts of the body.
Diabetes Hair loss
Diabetes can cause many eye diseases such as Cataracts, black cataracts and macular edema, diabetes poses a risk of kidney failure and damage to the veins and arteries. Heart disease can also be caused due to diabetes. But do you know that there can be problems with hair fall due to diabetes?
Oxygen and nutrients do not reach hair follicles
We talked to Dr. Shehla Aggarwal, a hair and skin specialist from Delhi. According to Dr. Shehla, blood vessels are damaged due to high blood sugar. Due to damage to blood vessels, blood circulation is limited due to which some cells get less than oxygen and nutrients required. The same thing happens with Hair Follicles.
Normal hair growth is affected when hair follicles do not get enough oxygen and nutrients. Also, diabetes patients have more hair fall than normal people. Even when the hair grows again, their growth process is very slow compared to normal hair growth.
Alopecia disease due to diabetes
Dr. Shehla further states that in some patients of diabetes there is also the possibility of having a hair disease, Alopecia Areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body starts attacking the hair follicles, causing hair loss from different parts of the head. However, according to Dr. Shehla, if you keep your blood sugar level under control, then the problem of hair fall also reduces automatically.
What are the common symptoms of diabetes?
When a person has diabetes, either insulin is not produced in his body or the body is unable to use the insulin being produced properly or it can be both of these problems. Due to lack of insulin, glucose does not reach the cells of the body and the body has to depend on tissues, muscles and other organs for the source of energy. Frequent hunger, lack of energy, thirst more than usual, frequent urination – all these are symptoms of high blood sugar. Do not ignore them.