The Real Reason Diabetics Lose Their Hair And How To Grow It Back

Mar 29 2017 - 9:31am
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For far too long the role of diet, the liver and the adrenals have been overlooked in type 2 diabetes as the cause for the disease as well as many of its symptoms, including hair loss. That changes now.

A study was done on 6,00,000 people in France who were apparently unaware of the fact that they are suffering from type 2 diabetes, and complained of hair loss. All patients having complained of hair loss had their serum glucose level checked. The study confirmed that silent diabetes can even sometimes be diagnosed via unexplained hair loss.

One of the biggest complaints from diabetics, is hair loss. There have been many reasons cited for why diabetics lose their hair. Some reasons include, high blood sugar, poor circulation, hormones, drugs used for diabetes interrupting the normal cycle of hair growth, stress and anxiety from having the disease, and last but not least, the existence of other so-called autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease and alopecia. Not once, has any study mentioned the adrenals.

It All Starts With The Liver with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes in its infant stages is a liver issue before it becomes a pancreas issue. It is a disease that is years in the making, which is caused by a liver that has become tired, or sluggish, and weighed down with fat. Once the liver becomes fatty, and insulin resistant, it is unable to store the glucose needed to back up the pancreas during periods when you aren’t eating. This usually results in hypoglycemia or what’s known as a sugar crash.

When the liver gets sluggish it slows down the production line of the processing of sugar in the body. The organs affected are the adrenals, pancreas, and the heart. Overtime as this disease goes unchecked you will see warning symptoms of progression. These symptoms are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sugar cravings, fatigue, heart disease and hair loss.

Fatigued Adrenals Cause Hair Loss

What is consistently being overlooked in the early stages and progression of type 2 diabetes is the role the adrenals play in weight loss. The adrenals are two walnut-sized glands that atop the kidneys. They are responsible for making cortisol and adrenaline.

Further, when the adrenal glands continue to be compromised long term, they'll have a lessened ability to produce cortisol, and instead produce extra adrenaline. The over production of adrenaline further slows the liver and other organs resulting in shakiness, fatigue and anxiety. What happens is, if two or three hours go by and your blood sugar drops because you haven’t eaten, your adrenals flood and just dump everything they have (adrenaline) into your bloodstream. This keeps you in a constant state of physiological stress. So, what is the best diabetes and hair loss treatment?

Diet Is Everything When It Comes To Type 2 Diabetes, Adrenal Fatigue and Hair

The most effective diabetes and hair loss treatment that reverses both type 2 diabetes and adrenal fatigue in one fell swoop, begins with taking a good hard look at your diet.

Currently, the recommended diet for type 2 diabetes is a high protein, high fat, low carb diet that reduces blood sugar levels. While this diet might work short term, it is an absolute killer of your liver.

A peer-reviewed landmark study published in the journal Cell has confirmed that eating a high protein diet can leave you as insulin resistant as you were when you started.