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Covina, CA
A 40-year-old female asked:

Can you tell me if my thinning hair is caused by my gallbladder removal and my gluten free diet?

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Dr. Irina Kovatch
General Surgery 14 years experience
It is possible: There is a reversible type of diffuse hair loss which can be triggered by surgery with general anesthesia and nutritional deficiency, particularly iron and zinc deficiency - it is called telogen effluvium. Other causes of this type of hair loss is thyroid disease, post-partum or post-illness, psychological stress and some medications.

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Last updated Nov 25, 2016

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