What is hair loss called?
Telogen Effluvium which is an acceleration of normal hair loss
What causes hair loss?
Rapid weight loss
Medical conditions e.g. thyroid (hype + hypo thyroids)
How can I reduce the amount of hair I lose?
Not losing weight too quickly and ensuring adequate nutrition by:
Ensuring you get in adequate protein
Taking your post bariatric vitamins recommended and dose that has been suggested for you
Eat a variety of healthy nutrient rich foods daily
Essential to attend blood tests and reviews to monitor your nutritional status
Will I lose all my hair?
Is hair loss a life- long issue?
Hair loss post Bariatric surgery usually occurs between 3 – 6 months and can last 6 – 12 months.
Hair loss that occurs 6 months post-surgery or continues for longer than 6 months is usually due to nutritional causes.