Well, I must say that I was expecting hair loss...but wow I don't really think it would be as much as it has been. I'm not complaining...okay, maybe I am a little...but I really am just amazed at how much hair I had to lose...and really hope it slows down soon!
So what are some of the causes of hair loss after RNY? Lots of things could be contributing factors...not enough protein, low iron, and system shock just to name a few. I'm pretty consistently getting in the recommended protein, so I don't think that's it. Low iron? Possibly. I'll have labs done at my 6 month appointment so I'll know more then. I did add Biotin to my vitamin regimen and may even add flax seed oil. Regardless, this is still just a "minor" side effect from my surgery and one that is temporary.
So you can see what I'm talking about, here's a glance at what I'm losing EVERY day. Actually, it's probably more than this, but this is what I lose each time I shower...and this is even on the light side of things.
So a funny thought hit me as I was uploading this... how in the world does God keep track of how many hairs are on each one of our heads??? Especially when I'm losing so much!!! He truly is amazing!!!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14