The role of nutrition in hair loss after Gastric Sleeve

Although it is a simple and safe operation performed in 45 minutes with laparoscopic methods, patients may experience high anxiety and stress before and after the gastric sleeve. The stress before the operation is mostly related to whether the operation will go well, whether the surgeon has a good command of the field and whether there will be a setback in the surgical process. In addition, the stress caused by an invasive procedure in the body also plays a major role.

After the operation, changes in the body are the most important source of stress. Although patients are approaching the ideal weight that they have been dreaming of for many years, the direction of the change in body image seems uncertain and therefore causes stress. There are many sources of stress such as whether there will be sagging in the abdomen and especially in the fat areas, whether the weight gain will continue, being too thin when the weight loss process begins, and loss of image. In addition to all these, the body's resistance to changes in the environment also acts as a source of serious stress.

In this process, there are significant changes in the nutritional value and amount taken by individuals. In this process, while the body is expected to burn the fats that cause excess weight, the patient should be supplemented after the operation in terms of missing vitamins. Therefore, it is generally recommended to use vitamins for the first six months after gastric sleeve, unless otherwise stated. In this process, both the intake of vitamins that the body needs and the formation of an autonomous stress mechanism in the body are prevented, and the balance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the body is preserved while losing weight. In order for the body to adapt to the stress brought by the change in the order it is used to, it needs to be supported in terms of vitamins.

In terms of nutrition, iron, zinc, protein deficiency, biotin deficiency and intake of fatty acids are the most emphasized issues in the literature regarding hair loss after gastric sleeve. Iron is mostly obtained from red meat, dried legumes, white meat and fish, oily and dry seeds. While taking iron, it is necessary to take vitamin C with it. Zinc is found in dairy products, pumpkin and oilseeds, as well as protein sources such as meat and fish. Biotin is a B group vitamin that is abundant in eggs, but increases in intake when fully cooked. However, although studies reveal the effect of all these diets on hair loss, these effects are limited. While weight loss is achieved under the supervision of a doctor in the first six months, the patient and the physician are in constant communication with regard to nutrition. At this point, Celyxmed provides and monitors the communication between the physician and the patient continuously. For this reason, we are proud to state that our patients did not experience any serious negative feedback due to hair loss.

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