The answer is Yes, but you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm my answer as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you ask the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...
It is very common for your hair to thin post op. I havent noticed a huge difference, but at 3 months post op I am starting to see a lot more "shedding" while washing/brushing my hair. I jjust uped my Biotin to 3 per day att my docs recomendation. Just make sure you tsake your vitamins and get your protein in...thats about all the control you have. Worst case, if it thins, it will most certainly grow back...
I spoke to my Dr. and she told me that this is more common in caucasian women. I talked to about four African American women at my support group meeting and none of them experienced hair loss. But def get your protein and vitamins in...
At 3 months I haven't had any problem but I also make sure I get 70-80 protein in along with my Biotin. In addition I use Nioxin shampoo. In past posts these always come up..
I started shedding majorly at 3 1/2 months out. It was falling out everywhere....everytime I touched my hair it would come out. My brush was covered. It was hanging off my cat..lol..and.
I had to pull it out of my vacuum cleaner as it got tangled in the bristles ;) I did have paniky moments, felt like I was going through chemo. I also have really thick curly hair so no one else could tell except for me..
Good news is it only lasted 3 months and it does grow back. Luckily it's not in clumps just an overall shedding..
I got in all my protein, I took all my vits, biotin, zinc and used nioxin shampoo, cond & Mousse. I think no matter what you do it is inevitable. The good thing is I am and 10 months out and down 160 lbs (39lbs pre op) and would do it again in a heartbeat!!!.
I weighed 366 and am now 206 :O) Almost at Onderland! You won't go bald and it does grow back!!!! Don't even worry about it...you are about to embark on an amazing journey!!!!.
Hugs... Kris :O)..
I am five months out and have started to notice some hair loss but not too bad yet. I heard it does come back, hoping it will be thicker since my hair is thin. I take vitamins every day and the biotin pills. Also I bought this age type shampoo and conditoner to see if that would help...
I believe hair loss is a common after-effect of any major.
What happens is that the body diverts it's resources to healing and away from hair growth. You may miss one or two normal growth cycles, so when those hairs are gone, you suddenly notice that nothing is there to replace them. Happily this is temporary. It will grow back. Someone in my physical support group reported having a friend to made certain to get in the protein and vitamins and later did not have hair loss. I don't know if that will work for me.
.) But I'm certainly going to give it a try. I'm about 4 weeks pre-op, and I'm trying to increase my daily protein intake now also. I can only.
That it will help out later...
I lost hair from 3-7 months. It will come back eventually!.
I washed with Nioxin for thinning hair. Quit using all chemical processes (no perms, colors, highlights, etc), took biotin, and zinc. Don't know what if any of it helped, but I felt like I was doing something..
My hair came back and now I have a wave I never had before. I still wash with nioxin. I am scared to quit. If it works, why mess with a good thing. I have a cute new hairstyle I love (reverse bob)..
Make sure you are taking your vitamins and eating your protein, you will still probablly loose some hair, but you may be able to minnimize the loss..
It is temporary, it does come back!.