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Does Low Carb Cause Hair Loss?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Jayne1983, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    I think you misunderstood a little. ANY change of diet, in any direction, can cause a temporary loss if it’s abrupt or drastic. It’s about a shock to your system not low carb per se. So that’s not a reason to avoid low carb to control diabetes. It is a reason to perhaps work into it a little more gradually. Most people don’t suffer from it when going low carb. And if you have suffered hair loss for years it sounds like there’s a very different cause for yours.
     
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    OB87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had some hair loss the same time as I had some other symptoms of diabetes which might have been related to high blood sugars.

    Insulin resistance can also cause hair loss in some people. The hair works on 3-6 months cycles so usually a delayed response so if your blood sugars are fine then it might improve soon.
     
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    Jayne1983 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone thanks for getting back to me so today I went to take my Apple cider vinegar and when I was looking at the box I seen it had chromium in them so I googled it and it says side effects mood changes and head ache and I’ve had that the past month I’ve only been on them a month. Well this type and it also says chromium causes hair loss so I think it could be these I normally just buy Holland and Barrett’s make. But seen these on offer on Amazon. I will ask the doctor what he thinks but for now I’m not taken them xx
     
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    My hair seems to have thinned a bit as carbs have reduced; hopefully temporarily but will look into B vitamins/mineral deficiencies if not.
     
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    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My hair has become thicker and grows very quickly rather than thinner. A part from that, there hasn't been any changes, since losing weight and low carbing 8 yrs ago. Hair lose could be due to other medical condition.
    Well done in your weight lose
     
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    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I actually noticed minor problems with both my hair and my nails when I ended up on a rather too high carb diet prior to diagnosis, but in retrospect I think it was probably due to not getting enough protein. Things improved when my diet did after I started low carb.
     
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