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Dandruff And Diabetes | The Girl's Guide To Diabetes

Dandruff And Diabetes | The Girl's Guide To Diabetes

abstract composition from Crestock Stock Photo This is most definitely the time of year you want full shiny hair, am I right ladies/fellas? So todays post is just about how to do that. Dandruff seems to plague many this time of year, including me. Luckily, a few years ago I found that rinsing hair and scalp with apple cider vinegar completely got rid of that problem. Why? Apparently they say dandruff is actually caused by yeast overgrowth (VERY common in diabetics since sugar feeds yeast) and the apple cider vinegar is a perfect remedy for this. Not to mention it clears hair of all residue, leaving it full of body and full of shine. I know this seems like a goofy post but, you know what? It works. And its cheap, easy, there are no chemicals, and can be done just once every two weeks. While showering, take a cup of apple cider vinegar and carefully (eyes closed!) pour it over your scalp and hair. I pour it into my hand first to distribute all over my head. Then I massage my scalp and do everything else I gotta do in the shower. Then I just shampoo as usual, using a little more shampoo than normal. Do wash hair thoroughly now because the smell will linger a bit in your hair. This brings me to my next point: be sure to do this now and not Christmas morning! I usually do it a few days before a Holiday or event and then with the next shower or two my hair will still look great but, not smell of vinegar. If it does, just spray some perfume/cologne in your hair. Caution: seriously, dont get vinegar in eyes, lots of stinging will occur. Continue reading >>

Cat Dandruff: Understanding Causes And Treatments

Cat Dandruff: Understanding Causes And Treatments

Cat Dandruff: Understanding Causes and Treatments Seborrheic Dermatitis is the clinical, veterinary term for severe cat dandruff. Its very common in cats. When cats excessively shed skin cells, and the cells become visible, that is what is considered dandruff. If your cat develops excessive dandruff, his coat might become dull, and feel rough to the touch. He will also become itchy, and may sometimes scratch to the point where he creates open sores on himself. When owners dont know much about dandruff, they tend to think that giving their cat a simple bath will fix the problem. Most of the time, this is not the case. Firstly, if youre going to give your cat a bath due to dandruff flakes, you will need to get a specially-formulated dandruff shampoo. However, there is something more effective you can do to ease your cats itching, and reduce his stress. Most cats have an aversion to water. They dont like baths at all. A bath will only stress him out more, and cause more problems than youre solving. There are multiple causes for cat dandruff. It can also be a sign that something more concerning is going on. Many illnesses and disorders can cause excessive dandruff, such as: Additionally, the colder weather during the winter months can also cause dandruff. If your cat has dandruff, then he most likely has dry skin. Dry skin gets worst in certain climates where there is a lack of moisture in the air. Even if your cat doesnt go outside, consider that in the colder months, the heater comes on. Heaters also take all the moisture out of the air and can contribute to your cats dry skin. Some other, less likely causes include: Diabetes Mellitus will also cause dandruff the more serious the diabetes gets. Diabetes is most common in older and overweight cats. Males are also more pro Continue reading >>

Itchy Scalp | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Itchy Scalp | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Not sure that this is directly related to my Type 2 - but here goes! I have had an issue with an itchy scalp for many years, treated with various shampoos and lotions that the doctor prescribed! In the last 2 months it has become unbearable, always at the back of the head and so intense I want to take a sharp point to my scalp! I am still using the treatments the doc prescribed, but without success! Can anyone come up with anything else that might help please (other than shaving scalp!) Should say - have changed shampoos, don't use any other lotions or potions, never dry my hair with a hairdryer and have to wash my hair every day otherwise I would go mad! Did the doctor actually say what it is ? Perhaps you need to see a Dermatologist. Washing every day is maybe making it worse ! Did think that - yes saw a dermatoligist ages ago and was told it was a sort of ecezma/psoriasis on my scalp - but it has never been this bad! As for not washing - tried that too - but not washing made my scalp even more itchy - found that cool water soothed it a bit! Think it will be a trip to the docs for me then! I suffer from eczema on my arms and I do find that being indoors with the central heating going 75% of the time makes my skin much worse. Apart from applying the cream the Dr gave me which I use immediately after a shower while the pores are still open, I also apply a moisturising cream - a non allergenic one - and have found that quite beneficial. Hope you soon get something sorted as it is soo miserable when you continually itch!.. Old remedy and messy but have you tried covering head in olive oil and leaving it on for a while under a shower cap. Obviously do it Continue reading >>

Dandruff May Be A Problem With Diabetes

Dandruff May Be A Problem With Diabetes

By Anonymous Latest Reply2010-12-26 23:47:42 -0600 Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes I'm not completely sure I believe this, but a diabetic friend does. Dandruff is caused by a kind of yeast and sugar causes the yeast to grow. So having low blood sugar helps prevent dandruff. This is all new to me. Wash your hair in apple cider vinegar and it kills the yeast and your dandruff is gone. Repeat once every two weeks. Use lots of shampoo after the vinegar wash to help eliminate the smell. I had terrible dandruff while growing up, and well into my adulthood. The dandruff stopped about the time I found I should eat low carb. I was eating far fewer carbs/sugar and the dandruff disappeared. Maybe there is something to this. I prefer vinegar in my salad, but if I ever have dandruff again, maybe I should pour some over my hair as well, but not at the same time I am eating my salad. That could get very messy. Sysy Morales wrote the blog about dandruff and vinegar. Here is her blog: Continue reading >>

Cats And Dogs Get Diabetes, Too!

Cats And Dogs Get Diabetes, Too!

We may not think about it much, but our pets can get diabetes. In fact, diabetes is pretty common in cats and dogs, and it’s on the rise in both of these species. Luckily, if you have a beloved cat or dog who has diabetes, you can help him lead a healthy life with this condition. Diabetes in cats Just like in humans, diabetes in cats is caused by a lack of insulin or by insulin’s inability to do its job. Cats can have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is more common in cats, but eventually, pretty much all cats with Type 2 will need to go on insulin. About one in 1200 cats will develop diabetes, and the risk increases in cats who are older, overweight, or male. Causes of diabetes in cats Some cats are genetically predisposed to getting diabetes. Diabetes may also occur due to pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism, Cushing disease, and certain medicines. Symptoms of diabetes in cats Common signs and symptoms of diabetes in cats include: • an increase or decrease in appetite • weight loss • excessive thirst or drinking a lot of water • increased urination • urinating outside of the litter box • sweet-smelling breath • oily fur with dandruff • muscle wasting • obesity • lethargy Diagnosing diabetes in cats If you notice any of the above signs or symptoms in your kitty, take him to the veterinarian. The vet will take a history, do a physical exam, perform blood work, and do a urinalysis. If your cat has diabetes, he will have high levels of glucose in his blood and urine; he might also have urine ketones and elevated liver function tests. Treating diabetes in cats Diabetes treatment for people with diabetes varies, and the same holds true for cats. Left untreated, your cat can develop kidney disease or neurological damage. Some cats can be ma Continue reading >>

Diabetes & Dandruff: How Your Diabetes Might Affect Your Scalp

Diabetes & Dandruff: How Your Diabetes Might Affect Your Scalp

This New Diabetes Drug May Also Aid in Weight Loss This is the ultimate no-nonsense, MD approved guide to get to the root of your blood sugar problem and change the way you live with diabetes. Today were GIVING it away 100% FREE! This ebook, valued at $36.95 is 100% FREE. No credit card required. Your Information is 100% Secure and Will Never Be Shared With Anyone. Copyright 2017 and Beyond. - Privacy Policy Where should we send your FREE Diabetes Recovery Guides? These books, valued at $47 are 100% FREE. No credit card required. Your Information is 100% Secure and Will Never Be Shared With Anyone. Diabetes & Dandruff: How Your Diabetes Might Affect Your Scalp Diabetes & Dandruff: How Your Diabetes Might Affect Your Scalp Hair loss isnt the only possible side effect of metabolic syndrome. Diabetes has many complications associated with it, some of them severe and others seemingly unrelated. One possible side effect is the development of dandruff or cradle cap, both of which may come from an overgrowth of yeast. Learn about this super spice that is CHANGING PEOPLES LIVES Dandruff has several potential causes, the two most common being an overgrowth of yeast and dryness. Yeast can cause buildup to develop on your scalp (similar to cradle cap seen in babies) while dryness caused by poor circulation and slow immune response can lead to flaky white skin and an itchy scalp. Dandruff treatment usually comes in the form of a special shampoo or conditioner but is just as often ineffective because it fails to treat the root cause and tries to treat the symptoms, instead. Some men and women have success using prescription-strength shampoo while others address their issues with diet. If diabetes is the root cause of your dandruff, a multifaceted approach is required. If your diabe Continue reading >>

Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes

Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes

Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes D.D. Family T1 for 72 years, here to help Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes I'm not completely sure I believe this, but a diabetic friend does. Dandruff is caused by a kind of yeast and sugar causes the yeast to grow. So having low blood sugar helps prevent dandruff. This is all new to me. Wash your hair in apple cider vinegar and it kills the yeast and your dandruff is gone. Repeat once every two weeks. Use lots of shampoo after the vinegar wash to help eliminate the smell. I had terrible dandruff while growing up, and well into my adulthood. The dandruff stopped about the time I found I should eat low carb. I was eating far fewer carbs/sugar and the dandruff disappeared. Maybe there is something to this. I prefer vinegar in my salad, but if I ever have dandruff again, maybe I should pour some over my hair as well, but not at the same time I am eating my salad. That could get very messy. Sysy Morales wrote the blog about dandruff and vinegar. Here is her blog: D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Well Richard there may be something to this, I know this acv stuff seems to be good in many ways. I will have to try that even though I cant stand the smell of it, seems to have gotten much better since my bs are in control go figure that one. D.D. Family diabetic since 1997, on insulin 2000 interesting.i dont know.could be something to it.but there are a lot of folks without d that have dandruff.along with the sugars being/yeast i wonder if dehydration also contributes? what we have here is a failure to communicate Interesting--= but lots of non diabetics have sever dandruff I don't have a problem with dandruff, but my daughter does and she is non-D. Who knows. We the willing, following the unknowing are doing the Continue reading >>

5 Little Known Symptoms Of Diabetes

5 Little Known Symptoms Of Diabetes

Home Curiosities 5 Little Known Symptoms of Diabetes If you have any of these symptoms, either on their own or together, you should see your doctor to possibly rule out diabetes as these symptoms can be a sign of the disease. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when glucose levels in the blood are too high, damaging the eyes, kidneys and nerves, in some cases. Not everyone diagnosed with diabetes has the usual symptoms like thirst, numbness in the hands or feet, unexplained weight loss and frequent urination. Today, wed like to talk to you about some of the lesser known symptoms of diabetes. If you have one or more of these symptoms, you need to pay attention and see your doctor immediately. One of the lesser known symptoms of diabetes appears when the glucose levels in the blood exceed healthy values, leading to dry, itchy skin. The itching can occur on the hands, arms, legs and feet .So if your skin is irritated or itchy, make sure it isnt caused by the weather. If not, get your blood glucose checked. Diabetes affects blood circulation and the extremities are where this skin irritation typically occurs. See also: Foods and Supplements for Dull and Dry Skin Many people never imagine that this could be a symptom of diabetes. When you have excess sugar in your blood, your body normally tries to eliminate it in the urine. However, by removing excess liquid from the body, some areas begin to experience the effects ofdehydration.This causes scales to form on the scalp, which is both uncomfortable and irritating. It can also cause seborrheic dermatitits, commonly referred to as dandruff. Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it can spread to the entire scalp. In addition, the inflammation in this area provides the right conditions for growth of thePityrosporum fung Continue reading >>

Diabetes Symptoms You Can’t Afford To Ignore & What You Can Do About Them

Diabetes Symptoms You Can’t Afford To Ignore & What You Can Do About Them

In the U.S., diabetes — or diabetes mellitus (DM) — is full-blown epidemic, and that’s not hyperbole. An estimated 29 million Americans have some form of diabetes, nearly 10 percent of the population, and even more alarming, the average American has a one in three chance of developing diabetes symptoms at some point in his or her lifetime. (1) The statistics are alarming, and they get even worse. Another 86 million people have prediabetes, with up to 30 percent of them developing type 2 diabetes within five years. And perhaps the most concerning, about a third of people who have diabetes — approximately 8 million adults — are believed to be undiagnosed and unaware. That’s why it’s so vital to understand and recognize diabetes symptoms. And there’s actually good news. While there’s technically no known “cure” for diabetes — whether it’s type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes — there’s plenty that can be done to help reverse diabetes naturally, control diabetes symptoms and prevent diabetes complications. The Most Common Diabetes Symptoms Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results from problems controlling the hormone insulin. Diabetes symptoms are a result of higher-than-normal levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood. With type 1 diabetes, symptoms usually develop sooner and at a younger age than with type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes also normally causes more severe symptoms. In fact, because type 2 diabetes signs and symptoms can be minimal in some cases, it sometimes can go diagnosed for a long period of time, causing the problem to worsen and long-term damage to develop. While it’s still not entirely known how this happens, prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can damage nerve fibers that affect the blood vessels, heart, e Continue reading >>

The Diet & Dandruff Connection | Blackdoctor

The Diet & Dandruff Connection | Blackdoctor

When youre making big changes in your diet, it might help to consult a nutrition-savvy doctor or registered dietitian to break down exactly what you need. Lets take a look at the diet, dandruff connection: Most Americans eat too much sugar. We eat, we drink it, its everywhere. Cutting back may reduce inflammation, minimizing the appearance of flakes. Sugars and simple carbs might promote more inflammation in our bodies, so it makes sense that eating a low-sugar, antioxidant-rich diet could help control dandruff flares. Diets high in sugar, processed food, and bad fats lead to insulin spikes, which in turn lead to stimulation of hormone surges that can trigger the output of oil. Overall restriction of fatty foods, fried foods, refined sugar, processed food, and gluten may lead to a reduction in flaking. Those changes havent been studied to see if they stop dandruff, but theres no question that theyre good for you. Yeast overgrowth is a topic of hot debate and has been implicated in many conditions, including dandruff. Sweets and yeast-containing foods like beer, bread and wine encourage fungal growth. Some experts recommend cutting back on (but not eliminating) bread and alcohol. Heres what we know can help stop the flakes from coming back: From A to Zinc: Clinical trials have shown zinc supplementation to be effective at controlling sebum production. Zinc requires vitamin B6 for proper absorption in the intestines, and is found in a variety of food like oysters, red meat, poultry, legumes, nuts, and grains. Go All In For Allicin: Allicin is a potent health promoting compound found in garlic, onions and scallions, when these items are crushed or chopped. It has been shown to promote heart and cardiovascular health, prevent and treat cancer, and reduce high blood pressur Continue reading >>

5 Little-known Symptoms Of Diabetes

5 Little-known Symptoms Of Diabetes

The diabetes is a disease that occurs when glucose levels in the blood are high, in some cases damaging the eyes, kidneys and nerves. Not all people who are diagnosed with diabetes have the usual symptoms like thirst, numbness in the hands or feet, unexplained weight loss and need to go to the bathroom frequently. Here we tell you what the little-known symptoms of diabetes are. If you notice one or more of them should pay attention and attend a medical examination immediately. One of those little-known symptoms of diabetes appears when the blood glucose is above healthy values and the skin dries and causes itching. You can feel itching in the hands, arms, legs and feet. So if you notice that the skin gets irritated or have itching, you should consider whether it may be caused by the weather. If it isnt, try to get a blood glucose test. Diabetes affects blood circulation and extremities are the areas most prone to irritation in the skin. Many people cannot even imagine that this may be a symptom of diabetes. When you have an excess of sugar in the blood, your body will seek the way to delete it through urine, which is the usual. However, sometimes, to remove excess liquid other areas of the body are affected by dehydration. This creates scales on the scalp and can be a little uncomfortable and irritating. Also causes seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as dandruff. As the skin is the largest organ of the body, it can be extended to the entire scalp. In addition, the inflammatory status of this area provides the conditions conducive to the increase of Pityrosporum fungus, causing the dandruff. As soon as the microorganism settles it uses the fat of the scalp as a food and tends to spread quickly in a few days, being evident with small white scales. This symptom may per Continue reading >>

Dandruff Issue & Diet Question

Dandruff Issue & Diet Question

My Kitty seems to have a lot of dandruff lately in his skin - I brush him and it seems like it is never ending... is that a side effect of diabetes? or maybe a different issue? Has anyone dealt with this? He is a 100% indoor kitty... seems like the last month or two he has had the dandruff. Any home remedies for this? Diet Question: I switched Nacho from Purina Indoor Formula (dry food) to Fancy Feast Classics. He has been eating 1 can in the morning and 1 at night - is that too little? He is currently 13.5 lbs. Should I go to 1.5 cans in the morning and 1 at night? We are at work during the day - so he would get two feedings a day. I am actually really happy how quickly he took to the FF as he was only eating dry food for the first 5 years of his life!! Another REALLY positive note ..... Nacho has been on wet food now for about a week consistently and he is back to urinating only 2-3 times per DAY!! I felt like I was scooping much more before he was on the wet food... 6-8 clumps/day I would say. I hope that is a good sign that he is staying more hydrated!! Is your cat at a good weight and maintaining that weight? If he's maintaining a healthy weight you might be ok with the two cans a day. If he needs to gain weight you might have to feed more. I am not sure what is a good weight for him yet, he was around 17 lbs - and I brought him to the vet because he lost a few lbs. he is now holding between 13.2 and 13.8 when I checked. I am not sure if he should gain more back or not - new at this My boy was healthy at 13 pounds. He was 10 when diagnosed then got down to 9. He's back up to 10.4 after almost 4 months on insulin. He gets 4.5 oz every feeding and was getting an ounce of chicken in each cycle as snacks but due to him not being regulated and a bouncy kitty I stopped Continue reading >>

Symptoms Of Diabetes

Symptoms Of Diabetes

It is possible to have diabetes with only very mild symptoms or without developing any symptoms at all. Such cases can leave some people with diabetes unaware of the condition and undiagnosed. This happens in around half of people with type 2 diabetes.1,2 A condition known as prediabetes that often leads to type 2 diabetes also produces no symptoms. Type 2 diabetes and its symptoms develop slowly.3 Type 1 diabetes can go unnoticed but is less likely to do so. Some of its symptoms listed below can come on abruptly and be accompanied by nausea, vomiting or stomach pains.2-4 It is important to see a doctor if there is any suspicion of diabetes or if any of the below signs and symptoms are present - prompt diagnosis and management lowers the likelihood of serious complications.5 The most common symptoms are related to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), especially the classic symptoms of diabetes: frequent urination and thirst. Fatigue related to dehydration and eating problems can also be related to high blood sugars.5,6 The International Diabetes Foundation highlight four symptoms that should prompt someone to get checked for diabetes as soon as possible:1 Common symptoms of diabetes The most common signs and symptoms of diabetes are: Frequent urination Have you been going to the bathroom to urinate more often recently? Do you notice that you spend most of the day going to the toilet? When there is too much glucose (sugar) in your blood you will urinate more often. If your insulin is ineffective, or not there at all, your kidneys cannot filter the glucose back into the blood. The kidneys will take water from your blood in order to dilute the glucose - which in turn fills up your bladder. Disproportionate thirst If you are urinating more than usual, you will need to r Continue reading >>

Dandruff May Be A Problem With Diabetes

Dandruff May Be A Problem With Diabetes

I'm not completely sure I believe this, but a diabetic friend does. Dandruff is caused by a kind of yeast and sugar causes the yeast to grow. So having low blood sugar helps prevent dandruff. This is all new to me. Wash your hair in apple cider vinegar and it kills the yeast and your dandruff is gone. Repeat once every two weeks. Use lots of shampoo after the vinegar wash to help eliminate the smell. I had terrible dandruff while growing up, and well into my adulthood. The dandruff stopped about the time I found I should eat low carb. I was eating far fewer carbs/sugar and the dandruff disappeared. Maybe there is something to this. I prefer vinegar in my salad, but if I ever have dandruff again, maybe I should pour some over my hair as well, but not at the same time I am eating my salad. That could get very messy. Sysy Morales wrote the blog about dandruff and vinegar. Here is her blog: Dandruff May Be A Complication With Diabetes I'm not completely sure I believe this, but a diabetic friend does. Dandruff is caused by a kind of yeast and sugar causes the yeast to grow. So having low blood sugar helps prevent dandruff. This is all new to me. Wash your hair in apple cider vinegar and it kills the yeast and your dandruff is gone. Repeat once every two weeks. Use lots of shampoo after the vinegar wash to help eliminate the smell. I had terrible dandruff while growing up, and well into my adulthood. The dandruff stopped about the time I found I should eat low carb. I was eating far fewer carbs/sugar and the dandruff disappeared. Maybe there is something to this. I prefer vinegar in my salad, but if I ever have dandruff again, maybe I should pour some over my hair as well, but not at the same time I am eating my salad. That could get very messy. Sysy Morales wrote the blog Continue reading >>

Diabetes... And Dandruff ??

Diabetes... And Dandruff ??

I have always had a dandruff problem but after my diabetes crisis, its really bad. I even have 'dandruff of the ears' after the diabetic ketoacidosis incident. What makes diabetes cause such dry, flaky skin? Is it causaly related? Sounds like you may have seborrhea, which is a flaky condition that can affect the scalp, the face and the ears. I don't think the diabetes is causal, but rather that it might be coincidental that it got worse after a crisis. Were you hospitalized? And did you go several days without washing your hair? That happened to me, many years ago, and it definitely exacerbated the dandruff condition. Try using either Selsun Blue or T-gel shampoo on your scalp (or another tar-type shampoo), and there's a bar called "Z-Bar" that you can get at the pharmacy (they may have to order it) that you can use on your face. Yes, I was hospitalized which certainly exacerbated alot of conditions. I was more interested in 'causation' than 'treatment'. I've found that after a good thorough scrubbing, I'm in bad shape again in twenty four hours and so think a systemic problem is at fault, particularly one that might be related to hydration levels. I think of the dandruff as being at the very least a reminder for me to drink water but I'm curious about the causation. Continue reading >>

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