The Bariatric Surgery Resource
Welcome to The Bariatric Surgery Resource. This site focuses on providing you with all the information you need when considering your weight loss options. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery and one of the many options such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding or weight management through a healthy diet and exercise, we can help you by giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
The United States is now considered the most overweight country in the world with over 30% of Americans classified as obese. In addition, another 1/3 of Americans are considered overweight, which only further emphasizes the fact that this is a major problem facing a tremendous amount of people today. Many people simply can not shed the weight and keep it off effectively through proper dieting and exercise. This has necessitated the need for alternate solutions to combat obesity in America. This is why we have seen the increase in popularity of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) and the ever increasing variations of this procedure to help those who want to lose their excess weight but have difficulty doing it through more traditional methods.
Bariatric surgery is known to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and for people with a body mass index over 40. We recommend you consider all your options and consult a medical professional when deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you.
How to Use this Site
This site is designed to give you an in-depth look at all of your choices concerning weight loss surgery. For example, you may be wondering:
- Is bariatric surgery ?
- for me?
- How can I select the best ?
Bariatric surgery can make a dramatic change in your life but it doesn't come without risk and potential drawbacks. We want you to be prepared and understand everything you are dealing with before you make one of the most important decisions of your life.
There are always new techniques and methods being introduced and new studies and data being released related to weight loss and bariatric surgery so please visit often to stay abreast of the latest news and information. While we strive to have as much information for you as possible, if there is something more you'd like to know or simply have a comment or suggestion, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Our newest section highlights people who have had bariatric surgery and sharing some of their weight loss surgery success stories as well as tips and insights they have for people who are considering choosing to go down the path of weight loss surgery. Our newest story highlights Robyn who lost over 50 pounds after having gastric sleeve surgery.
Please take a look at our latest creation which is prepare for gastric sleeve surgery.or tips for how you can
We will continually highlight new tools and devices to help make your understanding of the weight loss surgery process that much easier. If you have any comments or suggestions for other tools you'd like to see, please contact us.
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Below is the most recent question and answer from our frequently asked Q&A section, which addresses a wide variety of common questions and anything related to weight loss surgery.
Will I experience hair loss after bariatric surgery?
It is very common for patients who have had bariatric surgery to experience some sort of hair loss following their surgery. The reason for losing hair is because the body undergoes such a dramatic change in such a rapid manner there can sometimes be side effects as a result of this change. One such side effect is hair loss.
Studies have shown that physiological stress on the body after major surgery combined with dramatic weight loss causes nutrients to be used by the vital organs of the body leaving less nutrients for parts of the body such as hair. This lack of nutrients causes hair growth to slow down and this is what can lead to hair loss.
While there is little that can be done to prevent this hair loss following weight loss surgery, it can be remedied faster by patients who meet all the required levels of protein intake every day and strictly follow the recommended vitamin intake.
Typically patients will start to see new hair regrowth in about 6 months following surgery. As always, please consult with your doctor should your symptoms appear more severe or don't improve as expected.