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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Hair falling out!!

    Been a month since I had my sleeve done and my hair keeps falling out. I'm Puerto Rican so I have a head full of hair so at first it wasn't a problem I thought it would just stop after a few weeks but it hasn't. Is this normal?!? Will it stop falling out or is there something I can take to help it??



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    Gastric Sleeve Member niamh's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Mr Chris Sutton
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    Default Re: Hair falling out!!

    I was told that it happens to some people, and not to others, and you can't predict if it will be you. I was also told that making sure your protein and supplements are up is the best you can hope to do, and just reminding yourself that it's temporary.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member cowgirljane's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    12/12/2011
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    Dr Landerholm
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    Default Re: Hair falling out!!

    I started losing hair about 3 months out (maybe a little longer) and it stopped around 6-7 months out. Luckily, I started with massive hair and I actually like it a little thinner!

    I was told that protein and zinc deficiencies are the two most common "preventable" reasons, but i lost hair even with very adequate blood work. Some people just have it happen due to the "shock" of the surgery and weight loss.

    I was also told that if it continues beyond the first 12 months, it is most likely a deficiency and should be looked into.

    Bad news is that this will likely be a problem for you for awhile, but it is temporary.
    308# 12/1/2011 Start of Preop Diet
    300# 12/12/11 Lapband to Sleeve revision
    158# Feb 2013 - GOAL lost 150# 14 months post op
    150# 10/14/2013 - Plastics Dr Sauceda in Monterrey Mexico; removed 5.5# of skin
    140# Apr 2014 - maintaining 168# weight loss currently. Very happy with my sleeve and plastics results!

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    12/07/2011
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    Patching
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    Default Re: Hair falling out!!

    Mine has been falling out for months. It started about 5 months post op and now I'm 9 months post op. It's so bad that now I'm buying a wig. I already had fine thin hair. Yes, I'm taking suppliments and using Nioxin shampoo and treatments. Getting 60+ grams protein a day. Nothing works. Hope it stops soon.

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