Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, nutritionist at
Blossom Bariatrics. Today we are going to answer some frequently asked questions from
our patients. Lisa from Honolulu, Hawaii asks, “When my
sister had her gastric sleeve surgery by another surgeon last year, she lost weight but her
hair started falling out and now she has thinning hair. What if this happens to me?”
Well Lisa, although hair loss, or thinning hair, can be a side effect of any bariatric
procedure, typically it is because of malnutrition. In our practice, at Blossom Bariatrics, we
really educate our patients in the proper supplementation, vitamins, minerals, and other
ways to get the nutrients you need for complete nutrition and to prevent hair loss.
I hope you found this information useful. If you have any additional questions, please
visit us at www.blossombariatrics.com. Until next time. Have a healthy day.