Hypogonadism in men is a state refers to missing of or improper functioning of gonadal or sex gland, resulting in the production of lower testosterone which is not enough than the requirement of the body.
Testosterone is a hormone produced in men by the testicles which play a vital role in muscle and bone growth and development during puberty phase. Loss of testosterone results in Low Libido, Bone & Muscle Loss, Erection Dysfunction, Low Sperm Count, Hair Loss, Increase Body Fat, Weakness etc.
It is a very common disease which is affecting more than 4-5 million population of people in the US itself. It can affect you at any age. But it is mostly seen in people with higher age of people.
It is of two types:
1. Primary Hypogonadism
2. Secondary Hypogonadism
What are Male Hypogonadism Causes?
This happens because of the presence of iron much more than required in the blood which can cause failure of a Pituitary gland, testicles –and hence results in the production of lower testosterone.
How to treat Hypogonadism?
Well, its treatment varies according to the origin or source causing it. Yet, Hormone replacement therapy or male hormone replacement is the remedy doctor pick to get you rid of this disease. As HRT successfully treats Hypogonadism in most of the cases. This therapy is also known by another name i.e, Testosterone replacement therapy or TRT. Well, there are other ways as well to increase your testosterone.
Side-Effects Associated with its Treatment includes:
- Oily Skin
- Slight Fluid Retention
- Risk of Development of Prostate Abnormalities
- High Chances of Developing Blood Clots
- Breast Enlargement
Note: Taking or Leveling your Testosterone is the only thing you need to take care of, but still its worth a try. You might need to see a Urologist as well as an Endocrinologist for your treatment.