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I had my surgery back in August of last year. While it’s been a challenge, I’ve seen great results. However over the past few months I have seen some significant Hair loss. I don’t have any bald spots, but there is a noticeable thinning out. I’m taking my daily Vitamins I am not sure what to do, if anything. Any advice?

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Hair loss is a potential side effect after major surgeries (and other things, too, like childbirth) because of the stress to the body, but I think we see it more often after bariatric surgery because in addition to the trauma, we're also taking in very few calories those first few months. At any rate, hair loss is a common occurrence after weight loss surgery.

there's really not much you can do about it other than let it run its course. It'll eventually stop and the hair will grow back. It usually lasts three or four months. I lost hair from months 5-9. Fortunately, I didn't lose much - I barely noticed it let alone others. Some people lose a lot, some people don't lose any at all, most of us are somewhere in the middle - WE notice it, but others don't.

about all you can do is keep on top of your Vitamins and Protein so it doesn't get any worse than it would otherwise - and know that it'll stop and grow back.

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1 hour ago, ExactlyAsh said:

I had my surgery back in August of last year. While it’s been a challenge, I’ve seen great results. However over the past few months I have seen some significant Hair loss. I don’t have any bald spots, but there is a noticeable thinning out. I’m taking my daily Vitamins I am not sure what to do, if anything. Any advice?

I lost so much hair in months 4-6 and now its actually growing back. Thank God. It is normal so don't freak out like I did. I would literally cry every time I washed my hair. I have 2 bald spots, but because my hair is growing it is now covering them. My nutritionist told me to take Flaxseed Oil pills 1,000 mg a day. I have been doing it since month 4 and now I am almost 9 months out. I do believe it helped a lot.

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I asked my dietician about prevention before surgery and she told me it’s just inevitable and a hormonal response from the surgery. I’m just expecting it. I’m also going to take flaxseed oil and Biotin supplements bc they’ve helped me with Hair growth in the past when I’ve had thinning hair from a hormonal imbalance.

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