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Proactive Steps for Hair Health Before weight loss Medication or Surgery:

Losing weight is a challenging journey that requires dedication, lifestyle changes, and sometimes, people choose weight loss pills, shots & even surgery. Many people do this to improve their overall health and well-being. However, it's important to recognize that certain weight loss medications and surgical procedures may come with unintended side effects, and one of those concerns is hair loss.

Weight loss medications often work by affecting metabolic processes or appetite control. This process, while assisting in weight reduction, can negatively  impact other bodily functions, including those related to hair growth & texture. Additionally, weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, alters the digestive system, leading to changes in nutrient absorption. This nutritional imbalance and calorie deficits can contribute to abnormal hair shedding.

Hair loss can be an additional source of stress during an already challenging time.

So if you are considering incorporating weight loss medications to support overall health, than  addressing nutritional needs can help lower the risk of hair loss during your weight loss.

Let's look at a proactive approach to hair health.


Weight loss medications and surgical procedures often come with unintended consequences, and hair loss is a prevalent side effect. A study in 2021 found that 80% of individuals who started weight loss interventions experienced  significant hair shedding.

The Dual Impact: Medication and Caloric Deficit:

Hair loss associated with weight loss interventions can be from both the medication itself and the lack of  caloris. Some medications may directly affect hair follicles, leading to increased shedding. Additionally, the body's response to a calorie deficit during weight loss can trigger a temporary disruption in the hair growth cycle. Which means that the hair literly stops growing.

So what can you do for your Hair Health during this time.

  • Low-Level Light Laser (LLLT):

  • LLLT has shown promise in promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. It stimulates the hair follicles and enhances cellular activity. Flushing that blood to the hair follicle when the body isn’t doing it for you because it is trying to help health inside of the body. CLICK HERE to find the ones that I have seen work.

  • High-Quality Probiotics:

  • Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is linked to overall well-being, including hair health. Probiotics contribute to gut balance. Make sure you talk to your Dr. before adding any supplements. The NUTRAFOL HAIRBIOTIC is a great choice. They are specifically formulated to help the hair.

  • Digestive Enzymes:

  • Proper digestion is essential for nutrient absorption. Digestive enzymes assist in breaking down food, ensuring that the body receives the necessary nutrients. CLICK HERE for a pure plant based enzyme that can help.

  • Hair Analysis:

  • Hair analysis testing is an amazing tool. It is crazy how much information your hair can tell about you.. This information looks at vitamins and minerals that your body is deficient in. I just pluck a few hairs and it gives us a report within minutes. CLICK HERE for more info.

Why Choose Proactivity:

Being proactive about hair health allows you to address issues before they get out of control.  I have clients you lose over half their hair and it is super stressful. So Implementing strategies such as LLLT, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and working with your Dr. and a nutritionist are a great way to keep that hair shedding from happening.

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