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Is it normal to be losing hair after weight loss surgery?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Hair loss after weight loss surgery is not uncommon.
Can be due to the stress of the surgery in the first few months. Long term hair loss can be a result of not enough protein. Taking the vitamin biotin can sometimes help as well.

In brief: Yes
Hair loss after weight loss surgery is not uncommon.
Can be due to the stress of the surgery in the first few months. Long term hair loss can be a result of not enough protein. Taking the vitamin biotin can sometimes help as well.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Temp hair loss, yes
During the first few months when weight loss is rapid, the nutrient and blood flow to the scalp hair is decreased in order to supply more important organs.
Hence, hair.

In brief: Temp hair loss, yes
During the first few months when weight loss is rapid, the nutrient and blood flow to the scalp hair is decreased in order to supply more important organs.
Hence, hair.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
In brief: Yes
This typically results from not eating enough protein.
Usually this will get better with supplants of protein. Ask nutritionist at your bariatric program.

In brief: Yes
This typically results from not eating enough protein.
Usually this will get better with supplants of protein. Ask nutritionist at your bariatric program.
Dr. Samir Gupta
Dr. Samir Gupta
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