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Can you tell me what causes hair loss on lower legs and calves in men?

 

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There are several reasons for hair loss on the legs. Poor circulation may be a factor, which can be caused or aggravated by diabetes, thyroid disorders, peripheral artery disease, medications, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, being overweight, and other health issues. To properly diagnose your condition, and to rule out a serious condition, you need to be evaluated and tested by a physician.

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It might be worth checking on your 5-alpha reductase level.  This is an enzyme that regulates the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  Reduced 5-alpha reductase levels can lead to an overabundance of DHT which, in turn, can adversely affect the health of hair follicles and reduce hair reproduction on your legs.

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