If you’re a diabetic affected by hair loss, the first step to finding a solution is determining what type of hair loss you have. It may well be that the loss is temporary: a reaction to the strain that untreated diabetes can put on the body. If this is the case, you’re probably dealing with diffuse hair loss or telogen effluvium. In both cases, hair should regrow naturally once you begin to control your diabetes through insulin injections or medication.
You Are What You Eat
There are other causes of hair loss linked to diabetes that could be an issue here, too. For instance, diabetes can affect your circulatory system, making it less effective. As certain nutrients and proteins are essential for hair growth, a decrease in the amount of these reaching hair follicles could result in weaker and slower hair growth. A simple way to remedy this is to start taking a nutritional supplement which does not have a sugar coating. This will ensure the body is getting a consistent level of nutrients in case diet alone does not provide a sufficient amount.
If you’re feeling unwell or have other unexplained symptoms alongside your hair loss, you may be suffering from an infection, as diabetes can affect your immune system when the blood contains excess sugar. An infection can disrupt the hair growth cycle, causing hairs to go into their resting phase prematurely, leaving you with weaker hair.
In It For The Long Haul
If your diabetes is under control and you’re still losing more hair than usual, it could be that you’re experiencing pattern baldness. This condition is a result of genetics, and is not caused by diabetes, and as such it cannot be ‘cured,’ and requires treatment to prevent increased hair loss. It might be that diabetes related hair loss has masked the onset of pattern hair loss, and what began as temporary hair loss has become something more permanent.
If your diabetes related hair loss has failed to regrow after a number of months, or if you believe you’re experiencing the onset of pattern hair loss, The Belgravia Centre is happy to diagnose the issue during a free consultation. You’re not obliged to begin the tailored treatment plan which we suggest, but if you do, there’s every chance that a combination of clinically proven hair loss medication and our treatment boosters will successfully halt the hair loss and regrow the thinning hair.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.