Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Gastric Bypass Causes Hair Loss: Can It Be Avoided?


Surprisingly, hair loss is one of the reasons female pre-operative patients sit on the fence before deciding to have gastric bypass surgery. Obese people, particularly obese women, often have lush gorgeous hair. Of course they do - it's well fed and nourished! How many of us have been described as the woman with "beautiful hair and a pretty face"? What person in their right mind would give up one of their beautiful features?

Hair loss usually occurs in the fourth of fifth month following weight loss surgery. During the phase of rapid weight loss, caloric intake is marginal. This puts the body in a state of panic called starvation. Think about the pictures of prisoners of war. Most victims of this atrocity are without hair because they are literally starving to death. A healthy body normally sheds ten percent of hair follicles at any given time. When a body is starving roughly thirty to forty percent of hair follicles are sacrificed as the body channels nutrition to more vital areas. During this phase hair loss is dramatic, often patients find clumps of hair on the shower floor. Remaining hair becomes drab and lifeless.

I knew hair loss was a potential result of weight loss surgery, but because I'm a "cup-half-full" person, I didn't believe that hair loss would happen to me! That just happens to other people, I told myself! Imagine my surprise when my blonde locks were littering the bathroom floor like hair saloon. I shed some tears over that.

The hair loss is a transient effect of your gastric bypass surgery and will be resolved when nutrition and weight stabilize. When my hair began falling out, my husband, who has been a proponent of vitamin supplements all his life, found a vitamin specifically formulated for building strong healthy hair. The vitamin I take for healthy hair and nails is Silica Complex by Puritan's Pride. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, betaine and horsetail extract. Consumption of this supplement almost immediately retarded my hair loss and renewed my dull lifeless hair. I will continue taking this supplement throughout my life. Three years after surgery my hair is long, full and lustrous - one would never know I had suffered significant hair loss. In hindsight, I would certainly begin taking this supplement prior to my surgery. In the very least I would begin taking it soon after surgery before the signs of hair loss were apparent.

Copyright 2005 Kaye Bailey - All Rights Reserved.

Kaye Bailey is a weight loss surgery success story having maintained her health and goal weight for 5+ years. An award winning journalist, she is the author and webmaster of http://www.livingafterwls.com and http://www.livingafterwls.blogspot.com - Fresh & insightful content is added daily, check in often.


MORE RESOURCES:

SavingAdvice.com

Studies Show Weight Loss Surgery Helps Joint Replacement and Asthma
SavingAdvice.com
Thus, it is no wonder that weight loss surgery can improve a person's mental health, including his or her body image, self-esteem and self-concept. Beyond gains in well-being, weight loss surgery can also prevent the development of type 2 diabetes as ...
Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss ...Medical News Today
Weight-Loss Surgery Leads to Fewer Asthma Attacks, Medical Study RevealsCapital OTC
Weight loss Surgery Improves Joint Replacement Surgery Results and Lowers ...Daily Science Journal
Yibada (English Edition) -U.S. News & World Report -National Monitor
all 47 news articles »


Develop consistent habits to achieve weight-loss goal
Daily Journal Online
Lasting weight loss demands that you transform your eating and exercise habits. But many other choices you make each day can also make a difference. What follows are several habits that can help people achieve -- and maintain -- their target weight.

and more »


Breakthrough MMA fighter's major weight loss, journey to the cage
FOX 4
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Amateur MMA fighters came from all over to the Ranch in Fort Myers for some cage fighting, but one fighter's journey to the ring is both shocking and inspiring. Amy Sica said it's not about whether or not she wins or loses, it's ...



Yahoo Health

15 Weird Weight-Loss Tricks That Work
Yahoo Health
In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers assigned 96 obese women to take a multivitamin, calcium supplement, or placebo for 26 weeks. The vitamin group wound up with significantly less body fat than the others. “It's ...



Colorado Springs Gazette (blog)

Blog: 5 tips to break out of the weight-loss plateau
Colorado Springs Gazette (blog)
Don't skip meals: The common thing most of us do to try to get past the weight-loss plateau is skip meals to cut back on calories. Don't do this! It's not a solution and you will likely gain weight. Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially between ...



Herald-Mail Media

23 Waynesboro-area residents lose more than 360 pounds in weight-loss ...
Herald-Mail Media
Barry Kline walked away the big winner Saturday at Waynesboro YMCA's annual Choose 2 Lose Weight-Loss Challenge. At the conclusion of the 12-week program, Kline, 55, of Shady Grove, Pa., shed 54 pounds and almost 19 percent of his body weight, ...



Express.co.uk

Chocolate accelerates weight loss: Research claims it lowers cholesterol and ...
Express.co.uk
“Just lowering the proportion of carbohydrates is not a reliable weight loss intervention because it has different physiological effect depending on the bioactive compounds in your diet.” A study by German researchers, published in the International ...
Scientists say eating chocolate can help you lose weightBreakingNews.ie

all 3 news articles »


People Magazine

Website Posts Anorexic Woman's Photos in List of 'Amazing Weight Loss ...
People Magazine
Anne Marie Sengillo posted photos of her eating disorder recovery progress on Reddit as an inspiration to others suffering with the diseases – so when website The Chive repurposed her photos for a post about weight loss inspiration, Sengillo felt it ...
This Site Posted a Recovering Anorexic Woman's Photos as Weight-Loss ...Health.com
Anorexic woman's skinny photos touted as 'amazing weight loss' success storyExaminer.com
The Chive Posts This Woman's Anorexia Recovery Photos in ''Amazing Weight ...E! Online

all 6 news articles »


The Inquisitr

Jenelle Evans Weight Loss: 'Teen Mom 2' Star Weighs In At 108 Pounds
The Inquisitr
Jenelle Evans has been working a long time to turn her life around, especially after announcing that she was pregnant with her second son, Kaiser, who is now 9-months-old. Despite recent negative press between her and fiancé Nathan Griffith, the Teen ...



WeAreGreenBay.com

A Tale of Two Workouts for Weight Loss Challengers
WeAreGreenBay.com
From day one the competitors in the Titletown Weight Loss Challenge has been pushed to their limits. As the third week draws to a close, the challengers are seeing the results from their hard work. "Yeah, I feel much better. Before we started this I ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.