Is your hair thinner and falling out months after your Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)? You're not alone.
Many patients and potential WLS patients search for tips to prevent hair loss. However, many Gastric Bypass and Sleeve patients will experience hair loss in the first six months.
While it can negatively impact many patients' self-esteem, hair loss after Bariatric Surgery is common due to the changes brought about by your surgery.
There are a few reasons you may experience hair loss post-Bariatric Surgery.
- The body's response to surgery
- Rapid weight loss
- Inadequate nutrient intake, including malabsorption
The good news is that you can count on the hair returning, as the hair follicle is not damaged, but healthy food and specific Bariatric supplements are essential for healthy hair production.
The best you can do is learn about hair loss, take your Bariatric Multivitamins daily and follow your Bariatrics team's advice following your surgery.
If hair loss continues longer than the initial 3-6 months after surgery - talk to your team about your food and supplement intake to ensure it meets your needs for optimal health.
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