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  • Hi Lisa, Thank you for your response. Though intellectually I understood the condition most likely was temporary it was difficult to embrace that thought at times. Appreciate your insights and experience....Kat ------------------------------ Kat Edwards ...

  • Hi Kat YES! . The medical name for this stress induced hair loss is telogen effluvium and is very common in post surgery patients. The body makes a wise decision: Take care of my heart OR focus on my hair!!!! In everyone i have worked with,itcomes ...

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    Hair loss post OHS

    Good morning, When I was well into cardiac rehab at roughly three months post op from open heart surgery, I noticed that though my hair was not falling out significantly, none seemed to be growing in. Over the next several months my former full head ...

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    CHF

    I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2015 and yet I'm still figuring out basic things like how to best control my edema. Although I'm starting to connect the dots. My fatigue, ongoing respiratory challenges, dizziness and even the constipation ...

  • Douglas, You provided an amazing story of quick diagnosis and responsive hospital care. I am familiar with the south shore and since an aortic aneurysm surgery is often complex, what is the size of your local hospital? a. Which medical center are you ...

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