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Hunting for the cause of hairless legs

Hunting for the cause of hairless legs

Q: I’m a 56-year-old man with a curious, although not life-threatening problem. My entire adult life I haven’t had any hair on my legs. Do you have any information on what might be the cause?

Dr. Wright: In men, low testosterone levels are one of the main causes of thin leg or body hair. Have your testosterone levels checked. If they’re below the normal range, you may want to consider bio-identical testosterone replacement.

It’s a good idea to consult with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in natural medicine and bio-identical hormones for help with testing and any steps you decide to take afterwards. For a list of such physicians in your area, contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine at (800)532-3688 or visit www.acam.org.