If you’ve had weight loss surgery than you’ve thought about or experienced hair loss. Most of us think about it pre surgery, but it’s 3 months after weight loss surgery that people really start to realize this is a REAL thing. ”OMG.” ”Is it going to stop?” ”How can I prevent it?” ”When will it stop?” ”Dear Tiny Tank, Did you experience hair loss?”
The answer is, Yes.
I lost weight steadily for 2 years which was longer then my surgeon expected me to.
I had long full hair when I had surgery. And it thinned out considerable during those 2 years.
I did not take anything to try to counteract it.
I kept up with my vitamins, but no special things for hair specifically.
My hair, when it was thinner became a bit more curly and had a wave to it.
My hair did fill back in once my weight stabilized and I started maintaining my weight.
I will say that even since my surgery, I had a pregnancy and a few other surgery’s and I experienced hair loss with those surgical events too.
I’m not a medical professional but I have read many things about hair loss. There is proof that anesthesia can cause hair loss in many people. But I believe that most weight loss surgery post ops lose hair because of the significantly reduced food intake and rapid weight loss over an extended period of time. This reduces the nutrients absorbing into our bodies.
As I said, once my body got back into sync with what it needed in terms of vitamins and nutrients, my hair began to grow back naturally.
So with that said I think the most important thing you can do is TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!
Work very closely with your nutritionist and make sure you are on top of your daily vitamins!
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