Is hair loss a side effect of having the lap-band?
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on 7/23/09 7:06 am
I had the sleeve in Nov. and my hair is really falling out still. I am begining to get worried. It is so fine and thin looks bad. I'm doing all I know and hair dresser knows to do. I do have new hair coming in. Does anyone have any suggestions to do.
on 2/16/11 12:11 pm
What Stephanie said. I lost hair with the surgery for the lap band, to get the lap band removes and every surgery I had after general anesthesia for long surgeries.
I took biotien to help get the new hair growing to it's healthiest and fullest. I also try to get 100-120 g protein a day and never go below 80 to avoid any more loss than the anesthesia did. I had a double whammy this time as the band was removed 4.5 months before being sleeved. So, I did everything I could to keep it at a min.
on 7/27/13 9:03 am
I hear ya, I was in so much pain hair loss was the less of my worries. And I didn't have it near as bad as you. I never noticed any more than normal with my foot surgeries which were very short.
It is normal to have 20% hair follicles losing hair at any given time anyway. I just think those with very long or thick hair really notice the handfuls coming out at a time and those with very thin hair can see the lose.
The "tool" will work if I work the "tool"!
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