Balding Lower Legs

What Causes Hair Loss On Lower Legs?

Hair loss on lower legs can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose hair loss on lower legs, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "hair loss on lower legs" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Low DHEA
  • Adrenal Fatigue

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
acne worse during period
sexual abuse during childhood
Addison's disease
slight afternoon/evening fatigue
history of cortisol use
adverse reaction to stress
frequent runny nose
reduced well-being during menopause
very slow recovery from colds/flu
hot flashes during period
low energy/stamina
difficulty losing weight
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hair loss on lower legs:
Cause Probability Status
Adrenal Fatigue 98% Confirm
Low DHEA 52% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Hair-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about balding lower legs:
Do you have less hair or a bald patch on the front/side area of your lower leg(s)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate hair loss on lower legs, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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