THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Rapid weight loss from any source can trigger hair shedding. Since bariatric surgery is particularly effective at creating rapid weight loss it is also particularly effective at triggering hair shedding.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS – HAIR SHEDDING:

    Does not affect every patient following bariatric surgery.
    Is most often encountered in the early months.
    Is believed to result, in part, from the premature entry of hair follicles into a dormant state ("telogen effluvium").
    Rarely lasts more than 6-12 months.
    Generally does not require any action unless other causes are suspected.
    Does not lead to baldness and patients should be reassured that normal growth will eventually return.
    May be exacerbated by inadequate protein and micronutrient intake.
    May not be completely preventable.

RED FLAGS
Nutritional contribution to hair loss is more likely if:
  • It persists beyond the first year of surgery.
  • It first begins more than six months after surgery.
  • There are significant ongoing issues maintaining adequate food intake due to difficulties swallowing, nausea or vomiting.
  • Bloodwork demonstrates persistently low iron, zinc or protein levels.
  • Presence of other symptoms of vitamin and/or mineral deficiency.

MANAGEMENT
  • Return to your surgeon to test for micronutrient deficiencies, particularly zinc, iron and B12 and they will treat accordingly.
  • Ensure you are consuming a minimum of 60-80g of protein per day.
  • If you have ongoing food intolerances, make an appointment with your surgeon for assessment.
  • Ensure you take daily bariatric surgery specific multivitamins.
 
PATIENT RESOURCES
PATIENT EDUCATION
Have you had bariatric surgery and are concerned about hair loss?

The team at BN Multi, who make bariatric surgery specific vitamins, have put together an infographic outlining the causes of hairloss and nutritional treatments to help prevent it further.

We'd like to invite you to our next information evening on the many benefits of essential oils.

Introduction to Essential Oils
by Angela Barany.
Focusing on maintaining hydration preventing nausea and managing moods.

This class will empower you to use essential oils to optimise your health and well-being and will cover:
  • What is in an essential oil?
  • Why doTERRA are different to most essential oils
  • How to use the oils
  • How to integrate the oils into your lifestyle to set yourself up for success after surgery

 
PRE AND POST SURGERY RECIPES
After bariatric surgery, you're able to eat a wide variety of foods. Your meal portions will just be much smaller. Your new eating pattern helps you progress with weight loss in a nutritionally sound manner to reach your health goals.

Eating a variety of foods will help you obtain adequate protein, vitamins and minerals.

This week we have included a POST-BARIATRIC SURGERY meal from one of our previous patients The Organised Housewife.


GREEK MASON JAR SALAD
Kat says there needs to be a special technique to the salad assembly to keep all the contents fresh for days. The vegetables and protein need to be layered:

Layer 1 – Dressing
Layer 2 – Chickpeas
Layer 3 – Hard vegetables – capsicum, cucumber and red onion
Layer 4 – Soft vegetables – cherry tomatoes, olives
Layer 5 Protein – chicken and fetta
Layer 6 – Salad greens – baby spinach
INGREDIENTS
  • 1-2 tablespoons classic dressing
  • 1 /3 cup chickpeas
  • Capsicum, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olives
  • Chicken, shredded
  • Fetta, cubed
  • Baby spinach, washed
METHOD
  • Place all ingredients in the order listed above into a clean mason jar.
  • Seal tightly, refrigerate and use within 5-7 days.
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