HAIR LOSS AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
If I have weight loss surgery, am I going to lose my hair?
Why does hair loss happen after gastric sleeve surgery?
How much time will the “hair loss phase” last after weight loss surgery?
Best recommendations to prevent hair loss after weight loss surgery
- A high protein diet: You must follow the nutritional guidelines provided by your surgeon after surgery. Focus on getting enough protein in each and all of your meals. You will also need to consume good quality protein shakes and supplements; these can be found on Nutrition Centers like GNC. Some recommended brands are Isopure®, MYOPLEX® and Unjury ®.
- Multi-Vitamins: Zinc, Vitamin-B12, Biotin, Folic Acid, Calcium citrate and Vitamin-D.
- Less stress: It may sound easier to say, but there’s plenty of hobbies and activities that can help to gradually reduce the amounts of stress; walking, gardening, sewing, yoga, drawing, sports, etc. It depends on how each patient manages stress in order to find a healthy solution to overcome stressful situations that occur in everyday life.
- Keep an eye on the low intake of nutrients and calories: It’s usual to see patients wanting to accelerate the weight loss process by reducing their food and calorie intake after seeing great results, however, this is not a healthy and safe method. A bariatric patient must follow every nutritional guideline provided to succeed on their weight loss journey, as we mentioned before, malnutrition will lead to a prolonged hair loss phase. Our suggestion is to stick to the instructions provided and reach a health expert to make the adequate and necessary adjustments to overcome a malnutrition problem.