Hair loss is a cause of concern for WLS patients
Hair loss can arise after surgery due to the lower intake and reduced absorption of:
protein, iron, biotin, zinc, vitamin B 12, and healthy fats.
Supplements are required in order to help prevent hair loss. A specific bariatric nutrient formula can help prevent or help to stop it continuing.
After WLS, accelerated hair loss may be associated with:
- inconsistent use of bariatric specific multi vitamin formula
- or inadequate diet or limited range of foods
Hair Loss occurs between the 3rd-6th month after surgery and can last 6-12 months!
In the early stages, this may reverse on its own and is generally related to the shock of surgery and rapid weight loss.
If hair loss persists more than 6 months, it is most likely related to nutritional deficiency. Hair will always be recovered given correct conditions, as the hair follicle is not damaged, but healthy habits are very important for life after surgery!