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What are the causes of hair loss on your legs?

What are the causes of hair loss on your legs?

Age,vein,artery,diab: As we age leg hair seems to become more sparse with thinner shafts. This may be accelerated by diseases that affect the large & small arteries & veins of the legs where either less blood flows in or the outflow of blood is too slow due to small valve leakage. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, venous stasis, heart valve problems, & skin diseases such as scleroderma may be involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?

Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?

In short yes: chronic edema or otherwise noted swelling of the leg / lower extremity can be associated with what's known as stasis dermatitis. In which the skin becomes very tight and thin. Which results in micro tears, with chronic inflammation and metaplasia or changing of the cells, Which would theoretically result in hair loss. ...Read more

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Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Leg hairloss: Hairloss at legs can occurs due to a multitude of reasons. Very common are venous insufficiency regardless of its cause, I.e., mechanical pressure, or direct venous disease. ...Read more

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Can an Achilles rupture cause hair loss in the lower leg if not treated?

Can an Achilles rupture cause hair loss in the lower leg if not treated?

Hair loss: Rupture of the Achilles tendon is unrelated to hair loss on the lower leg. There is no cause and effect mechanism connecting the two events. ...Read more

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Does an Inadequate lymphatic system cause localized swelling in a leg w/ hair loss?

Does an Inadequate lymphatic system cause localized swelling in a leg w/ hair loss?

Well.....yes.......: but you'd want to have other evaluations for the more commonly mentioned other circulatory conditions (venous return malfunction... varicose veins... which overwhelm the pool lil lymphatics) (arterial insufficiency which is quite dangerous and typically is associated with hair loss in leg/feet/toes). ...Read more

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Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause swelling, what feels like squeezing in the deep center tissue and hair loss in the same leg?

I don't believe it : Causes hair loss. Also, Achilles tendonitis for the most part occurs closer to the attachment at the heel, as one goes higher in the leg near the calf this tendon becomes the gastrocnemius muscle. If you have pain in the calf region a DVT or clot must be ruled out. ...Read more

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I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

I've got hair loss from my head, legs, underarms & all over my body. I'm not anemic, my THS is normal, & I'm not stressed. What is the likely cause?

Think about biopsy: You may have alopecia areata. Especially nowadays, when many male fitness exemplars shave their entire bodies and many women profess to dislike men's body hair, this can be a HUGE plus. Stay super-fit and you'll look and feel better than 95% of other guys, regardless of where you do or don't have hair. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more