November 14th of every year is World Diabetes Day. Sometimes we may not realize that diabetes, high blood sugar. How is it related to hair loss condition? Let’s get to know diabetes first. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is diabetes that occurs in children and is often caused by the immune system destroying the body’s pancreas cells. Making it impossible to create insulin When the immune system malfunctions It can often cause patchy hair loss (Alopecia areata).
In addition, in all types of diabetes. Often has a poor blood circulation. Caused by high blood sugar causing arteries to harden or the viscosity of sugar in the bloodstream itself. As a result, the delivery of nutrients and less oxygen to the hair follicle area. It is one of the causes of hair loss.
In diabetic patients with hormonal system problems such as thyroid or sex hormones, the levels changed from the original diabetes-associated obesity. Can cause our hair to fall out as well
In addition, in diabetics who need to take medication regularly. The main drugs used in people with diabetes are Medicines to lower blood sugar levels, such as Metformin, which may experience hair loss from prolonged use of such drugs. Because the drug causes the body to lack vitamin B12 When the body is lacking vitamin B12 for a long time, it affects the hair cells that will grow again. Slow down hair growth Old hair falls out, causing thinning hair problems. From the lack of vitamin B12 that comes from drugs to lower blood sugar levels
When you realize that you have diabetes Or high blood sugar Should try to eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly to better the heart pumping blood to the body, including the hair follicles. In people taking metformin, they should get enough vitamins, ie, eat enough nuts, grains, whole grains, and meat to replenish B12 from the diet. To reduce the risk of hair loss Including choosing to use some hair care products Specifically controls hair growth That are free from harmful residues as well
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