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38 yo two years after successful bariatric gastric sleeve surgery experiencing rapid hair loss. What do I do?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Need follow up

Hair loss and skin changes are often due to nutritional issues.
Bariatric patient have unique nutritional needs and deficiencies can worsen over time.

In brief: Need follow up

Hair loss and skin changes are often due to nutritional issues.
Bariatric patient have unique nutritional needs and deficiencies can worsen over time.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Think Zn, biotin tsh

Early hair loss after bariatric surgery is temporary and related to diversion of nutrients away from hair. Delayed onset hair loss would warrant extra biotin and zinc.
Also ask your doctor to check TSH which assesses thyroid function. Might also check testosterone level.

In brief: Think Zn, biotin tsh

Early hair loss after bariatric surgery is temporary and related to diversion of nutrients away from hair. Delayed onset hair loss would warrant extra biotin and zinc.
Also ask your doctor to check TSH which assesses thyroid function. Might also check testosterone level.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doctor

Talk to your doctor and this may be due to a vitamin deficiency.
Get tested.

In brief: Doctor

Talk to your doctor and this may be due to a vitamin deficiency.
Get tested.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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