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Why The Hair In The Calves And Lower Leg Is Disappearing?

My husband seems very pale in the face after exercising,. He is 51, has borderline high blood pressure but is not on medication.I have also noticed the hair on hi calves and lower leg which was once very thick is disappearing.Is this an indication of a disease or heart issue?
Wed, 1 Jun 2022
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Hello,

Hair loss, also called alopecia can affect any part of the body, including the legs. In this case, it is called anterolateral leg alopecia. The reasons associated with loss of hair on lower leg and calf region can be due to specific diseases like certain skin disease, lack of circulation (peripheral artery disease), or in some instances, or imbalance of hormones.

Anterolateral leg alopecia can be associated in some cases with other condition like hypertension, dyslipidemia metabolic syndrome but I want to underline that hair loss in the lower leg is not a sign of heart diseases. I suggest to consult your husband's local physician to check for a root cause for root cause and solution for his anterolateral leg alopecia.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Elona Xhardo, Endocrinologist
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Why The Hair In The Calves And Lower Leg Is Disappearing?

Hello, Hair loss, also called alopecia can affect any part of the body, including the legs. In this case, it is called anterolateral leg alopecia. The reasons associated with loss of hair on lower leg and calf region can be due to specific diseases like certain skin disease, lack of circulation (peripheral artery disease), or in some instances, or imbalance of hormones. Anterolateral leg alopecia can be associated in some cases with other condition like hypertension, dyslipidemia metabolic syndrome but I want to underline that hair loss in the lower leg is not a sign of heart diseases. I suggest to consult your husband s local physician to check for a root cause for root cause and solution for his anterolateral leg alopecia. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Elona Xhardo, Endocrinologist