There are instances in life when you might experience hair loss, such as after weight loss surgery. Hair loss can be distressing, but there are actions you can take to tackle it. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails contains biotin and other nutrients associated with normal metabolism and immune function.
Understanding Hair Loss
Hair loss, also known as telogen effluvium, occurs when the hair growth cycle becomes disrupted. This can cause hair to thin and result in an increased shedding of hair. Some common triggers for hair loss include:
- Sudden weight loss, such as after bariatric surgery or severe COVID-19 infection
- Poor nutrition, including deficiencies in biotin and related nutrients
- Genetic predisposition to hair loss
Tips for Coping with Hair Loss
Consume sufficient protein: This can be particularly challenging after weight loss surgery when you might have difficulty eating enough or experience malabsorption.
Manage stress: Laughter with friends, journaling, exercising, deep breathing, and practicing yoga are common stress management techniques.
Boost your immune system: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and ensure adequate sleep to maintain a strong immune system.
Set realistic expectations: It may take time for hair cycles to return to normal balance and thickness after stress or weight loss surgery.
Consider a vitamin patch: Speak with your healthcare provider about supplementing with hair-specific nutrients. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails contains high amounts of biotin to support normal hair growth, along with antioxidant nutrients such as selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin A in the form of carotene. Additionally, it includes vitamin C and zinc, both essential for a healthy immune system, and vitamin C also plays a role in collagen formation, which is crucial for healthy joints and tight skin.
Maintaining Realistic Expectations
Even when following these steps, it can take several months for temporary hair loss to resolve. With your healthcare provider's approval, you can use the PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails alongside other PatchAid vitamin patches as needed.
Dealing with hair loss can be stressful, but incorporating actions such as ensuring adequate protein intake, boosting your immune system, and managing stress can help. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails is a convenient way to support hair nutrition, giving you peace of mind knowing you're doing what you can for your hair.