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:
suspected adrenal insufficiency
very tender muscles
difficulty conceiving children
hypoglycemia
high sensitivity to bright light
hyperthyroidism
history of liver cancer
male characteristics
history of CFS diagnosis
shingles
inability to work under pressure
severe menopausal arthritis
... 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
Low DHEA 97% Confirm
Adrenal Fatigue 66% 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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