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men lose hair on their shins

Not only can hair loss happen for a number of different reasons but it can also happen in a number of different areas of the body. Most people will always think about hair loss on the scalp. Today, we’re explaining why men might be facing hair loss on their shins.

Hair loss on legs

For men, hair loss is a very common problem. As mentioned above, most men will instantly think about hair loss on their scalp due to male pattern baldness affecting up to 70% of men during their lifetime.

It isn’t only the scalp that men can expect to experience hair loss issues. Other areas, such as hair loss on the arms and even the legs are very common and can happen for many reasons.  For some, hair loss on the legs can be a warning sign of a bigger issue and it is important to get to the root of the issue.

What could cause hair loss on shins?

There are several different reasons you could be experiencing hair loss on your shins. For some it could be due to a skin disorder such as eczema or psoriasis, which would be quite easy to spot. Hair loss on the shins/legs can also be caused by something as simple as wearing elastic socks – the elastic exerts gentle but chronic pressure on the skin, that over time, can actually discourage hair growth.

However, leg hair loss in men could be due to a more serious underlying condition peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD, a clogging of the arteries that carry blood to the limbs. Your doctor can check for PAD by simply checking and comparing blood pressure at your arm with the pressure at your ankle.

If you are experiencing hair loss on your shins or legs it is important to visit your GP find out the cause of the problem. If you would like more information on hair loss or any of our hair loss treatments please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

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