Diseases causing loss of hair on men's calves & leg pain

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Diseases causing loss of hair on men's calves & leg pain
Hair loss on men's calves may be caused by diseases. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Sam T)

Losing hair may not only happen on a man's head. It may affect other areas of the body, such as the man's calves or legs. This loss of hair may not be a normal baldness pattern and could be a sign of more serious health issues.

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Folliculitis

The loss of hair and pain may be a sign of an infection. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle. This causes the hair to fall out.

Internal Diseases

Another cause could be a disease. Tumours on the hormonal glands can cause the legs to lose hair. Another disease is intermittent claudication, which causes leg pain during exercise. The pain is caused by a limited blood flow because the arteries are blocked. Another example is syphilis, a disease transmitted sexually, that causes hair loss.

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions, such as psoriasis, can cause hair loss and pain in the legs. Psoriasis happens when the skill cells are thickened, which makes it difficult for hair to grow on the skin.

Habits/Drugs

The loss of hair may be due to your personal habits. You may rub your skin a lot, causing the hair to fall out. You may also use a lotion that doesn't agree with the skin. If you use certain drugs, it could cause hair loss.

Warning

If you are experiencing hair loss on the legs or other areas of the body besides ordinary pattern baldness, seek professional medical advice for diagnosis and treatment.

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