Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body does not make enough hormone, which is key to the growth and development of men during puberty (testosterone), or enough semen, or both.
You may be born with male hypogonadism, or it can develop later in life, often as a result of injury or infection. The effects – and what you can do about it – depend on the cause and when in your life male hypogonadism appears. Some types of male hypogonadism can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Low testosterone Treatment in warangal
- Male reproductive system
- Male Reproductive System Pop-up Dialog
- Hypogonadism can begin during fetal development, before puberty, or in adulthood. The signs and symptoms will depend on when the disease develops.
- The development of the fetus
If the body does not produce enough testosterone during the development of the fetus, it can lead to a stunted growth of the external genital organs. Depending on when hypogonadism develops and how much testosterone is present, a genetically male child can be born with:
- Female genitals
Genitals that are neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine (ambiguous genitals)
Underdeveloped male genitals
- Pituitary gland and hypothalamus
Open pituitary and hypothalamus popup dialog
Male hypogonadism means that the testes don’t make enough testosterone, the male sex hormone. There are two basic types of hypogonadism:
- Primary. This type of hypogonadism – also known as primary testicular failure – is due to a problem in the testicles.
Secondary. This type of hypogonadism indicates a problem in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland – parts of the brain that signal the testes to produce testosterone. The hypothalamus produces gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which signals the pituitary to produce follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). The luteinizing hormone then signals tests for testosterone production. Low testosterone Treatment in warangal
Risk factors for hypogonadism are:
- HIV / AIDS
- Previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy
The complications of untreated hypogonadism differ depending on when it develops – during fetal development, puberty, or adulthood. Low testosterone Treatment in warangal
Complications can be:
- Abnormal genitals
- Large male breasts (gynecomastia)
- Bad self-image