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How to Prevent Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery in 2023

January 2, 2023

How to Prevent Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering bariatric surgery, there are many options that can be taken. However, most people expect a positive result and do not give importance to the issue that causes them the most concern, which is the existence of hair loss.


What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to treat obesity. A variety of bariatric surgeries can be done, but all of them have the ultimate goal of reducing the size of the stomach and therefore helping the person lose weight.

Benefits of bariatric surgery

The benefits of bariatric surgery are many. Surgery can help improve overall health, as well as help prevent or control many weight-related diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Bariatric surgery has also been shown to significantly improve quality of life.

Risks of bariatric surgery

The risks of bariatric surgery are similar to those of any other type of surgery. Most people recover without complications, but some can have serious side effects.

The most common complications of bariatric surgery are:

Infection: Surgical incisions can be prone to infection. People who have diabetes or liver disease are at higher risk.

Dvt: Blood clots can form in the veins during surgery and the recovery period. This can be particularly dangerous if clots form in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

Dehydration: After surgery, it is important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. People with diabetes or liver disease are at higher risk of dehydration.


What to do after bariatric surgery to prevent hair loss?

After undergoing bariatric surgery, it is important to take certain precautions to prevent hair loss. This is because stress and sudden weight loss can cause a condition known as telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is a disorder in which the hair follicles enter an abnormal resting state. This causes hair to fall out in excessive amounts. Fortunately, telogen effluvium is temporary and hair grows back normally after a few months.

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