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How can I slow down hair loss after bariatric surgery?

How can I slow down hair loss after bariatric surgery?

Zinc, biotin, protei: Hair loss is temporary after gastric bypass. It is due to nutrients being directed away from hair. You can decrease this effect by increasing nutrients like zinc, biotin, and protein. Many patients have also told me that Minoxidil solution (rogaine) for a few months can stop the hair loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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What is the best way to stop hair loss after bariatric surgery?

What is the best way to stop hair loss after bariatric surgery?

Few things possible: Hair loss after bariatric surgery may be related to a number of things. Make sure proteins are a good part of your diet. Vitamin losses especially b vitamins and c can contribute - take a multivitamin and check your levels. Thyroid inactivity can also contribute so have your TSH and thyroid level checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?

Telogen effluvium: Yes, it's probably related to telogen effluvium, which is temporary hair loss of varying degree that tends to occur after a stressful event. Common triggers include weight loss and surgery, among others. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for hair loss?

Is there a surgery for hair loss?

No.: No. But there is surgery for "baldness". This is to remove the bald part of the scalp and pull the hairy part together. This is called bald spot reduction. ...Read more

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Had major surgery & want to minimize hair loss if it happens. Dr. said take 10 mcg biotin. Is this right dose & does biotin really help with hair loss?

Had major surgery & want to minimize hair loss if it happens. Dr. said take 10 mcg biotin. Is this right dose & does biotin really help with hair loss?

Doubt it: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take at normal recommended doses (the Mayo Clinic website recommends 30-100 mcg a day). ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

Vitamin deficiency: You may have a shotage of fatty acids or a vitamin deficiency.. A bariatric center of excellence should have info on staying healthy during weight loss. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery for infect. 4 months ago, infect. back on left side. I don't know if it's possible or not, but could it cause hair loss?

Not likely: Recurrent sinus infections would not be the cause of your hair loss. Other conditions including hypothyroidism could be contributing. Easily evaluated by primary doctor. Other causes of alopecia can be addressed at that time as well. Might want to consider seeing an allergist to get your sinus disease under better control. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more