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So I am almost a year out in April. I'm am female and 48. My hair seems to be thinning now. I have , unintentionally, stopped taking my bariatric Vitamins as we were moving out of state, selling our house, getting settled, getting new jobs etc. Then there was the added stress. I'm wondering if it is just that I stopped taking my vitamins and my Protein has reduced or if this is just the way it's going to be. Period. Any thoughts, suggestions, or advice welcome. I am starting my Protein Shakes back up.

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Get back on the Vitamins, up your Protein. Stress of any kind can cause Hair loss. Moving and new jobs are up on the list of life stressors. Also, if you are starting to have peri-menopausal symptoms it may be slower for the hair to come back or may come back in a different texture.

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Get back on the Vitamins, up your Protein. Stress of any kind can cause Hair loss. Moving and new jobs are up on the list of life stressors. Also, if you are starting to have peri-menopausal symptoms it may be slower for the hair to come back or may come back in a different texture.


I didn't think about menopause. Maybe I need to talk to my doctor about getting checked for that. I haven't had any symptoms that I know of. Thanks for the suggestions!


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If you google this it is common after bariatric surgery.


I did and there is loads of information, but but nothing with a personal perspective as there is on Bariatric Pal.


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3 months after surgery and mine is coming out in bundles currently. I knew this was a danger though.

And to be honest I've had alopecia before a few months after my nan died. I got over that so I'm really not to bothered this time round. I know stressing about it will just make it worse and it's a small price to pay in my opinion for the amazing health boosts I am experiencing after surgery.

It'll grow back :)

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This happened to me - lost a lot of hair! I switched to a sulfate free Shampoo, took Biotin pills (the kind that dissolve in your mouth), and upped my Protein intake. This is normal and cold take months to get your hair back. Keep taking your vitamins!

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