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Tips To Minimize Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

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If you are considering bariatric surgery, you may be wondering what the side effects will be. One common side effect is hair loss. While it is not guaranteed that you will experience hair loss after surgery, it is something that you should be aware of. But not to worry! This side effect is only temporary, and it will grow back. In this article, we will discuss the causes of hair loss after bariatric surgery and what you can do to prevent it.



Why Does Hair Loss Happen After Bariatric Surgery?

There are a few different reasons why you may experience hair loss after bariatric surgery. One reason is due to the lack of nutrients. When you have surgery, your body is not able to absorb nutrients as well as it did before. This can lead to a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for healthy hair growth. Another reason for hair loss after bariatric surgery is the stress that is placed on your body during and after the surgery. The recovery process can be quite difficult and stressful, which can lead to hair loss. Finally, some medications that are used during and after bariatric surgery can cause hair loss as a side effect.


How To Minimize Hair Loss

Fortunately, there are things that you can do to prevent or minimize hair loss after bariatric surgery.



First, make sure that you are taking a multivitamin every day. This will help to ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs for healthy hair growth. Houston Weight Loss offers bariatric vitamins at an affordable cost to our patients.



Protein plays an essential role in the health of your hair, as it provides the building blocks for strong, healthy strands. hair is mostly made up of a protein called keratin, so it's important to include plenty of protein-rich foods in your diet, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, and beans.


Manage Stress

Second, try to minimize the stress in your life as much as possible. This can be difficult, but it is important to do what you can to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Science supports the notion that emotional stress may be linked to at least one type of hair loss: telogen effluvium.



Finally, talk to your doctor about any medications that you are taking. Some medications can cause hair loss as a side effect and your doctor may be able to prescribe an alternative medication that does not have this side effect. The most common drugs that can cause hair loss are those used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and high blood pressure. Chemotherapy drugs, in particular, are known to cause hair loss in a majority of patients. Some examples of other drugs that can cause hair loss include beta-blockers, certain antibiotics, and medications used to treat gout.


Remember to be patient, as regrowing your hair can take several months. In the meantime, try to focus on the positive changes that bariatric surgery has brought into your life. If you have any concerns about your hair loss, be sure to speak with your doctor or bariatric surgeon. If you are considering bariatric surgery, give us a call at 281-653-6544. For more information on bariatric surgery, visit our website

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