Hair Loss in Diabetics
Individuals suffering from diabetes may experience stress and anxiety due to their condition. These states of anxiety and stress are often associated with hair loss in diabetes patients.
Diabetes may also result in the slowing down of hair growth, and in the thinning of each strands. These are also associated with stress, and may be related to a patient's response to medications.
Diabetes can also affect blood flow in patients. When this happens, flow of blood to certain parts of the body is lessened, thus delivery of oxygen and other nutrients is affected. When circulation in the scalp is poor, hair growth may also be affected.
Hair loss among women with diabetes is also common because of their fluctuating hormone levels due to diabetes. This is similar to the cases of hair loss during pregnancy and menopause.
Since the body’s immune system suffers with diabetes, women are also more prone to fungal diseases that may cause hair loss. These fungal diseases include ringworm and other types of bacteria that may result to patchy hair loss. Diabetes also makes it harder for the immune system to react against infections and sores on the scalp and skin, thus, making a woman with diabetes more prone to hair loss.