Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty.
You may be born with male hypogonadism, or it can develop later in life from injury or infection. The effects — and what you can do about them — depend on the cause and at what point in your life male hypogonadism occurs. Some types of male hypogonadism can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy.
Having low testosterone levels over an extended period can have major effects on long term health, life expectance and quality of life. Our experts will help you identify the cause, if there is any, and to come up with a strategy that is best for your short and long term health and Quality of Life.
Hypogonadism is a condition that can affect both males and females. It is marked by the failure of the sex glands, called gonads, to perform as they should. While this condition is not fatal and doesn’t usually require hospitalization, its effects can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. When a girl or woman develops hypogonadism, it is referred to as female hypogonadism.
There are two categories of female hypogonadism. One is called primary hypogonadism and occurs when the ovaries do not work as they should. Conditions that affect the immune system, liver and kidney disease, infections, radiation, some types of genetic disorders, developmental disorders and some surgeries may cause the primary form. Central hypogonadism occurs when the parts of the brain responsible for controlling the sex glands fail to function as they should. Some causes of this form of the condition include abnormal bleeding, tumors, genetic disorders, infections and radiation. Nutritional deficiencies and an overabundance of iron in the body may contribute to it as well.
While, this condition is very often not considered as a serious medical problem by the medical community, we consider it as a very important aspect of health affecting a woman’s health and Quality of Life.