Hypogonadism male happens when the testes produce little or no testosterone, which is the primary male sex hormone. This problem has no cure, but symptoms can be improved by hormone replacement.
The difference between the types of hypogonadism that is in primary hypogonadism-male or hipergonadotrófico the testes do not function properly, and in secondary hypogonadism male or hypogonadism the locations of the brain that control the testes do not work properly.
The diagnosis of hypogonadism male is primarily done through the signs and symptoms of clinical examinations, such as sperm count or blood test to evaluate the level of testosterone, for example.
Symptoms of hypogonadism male
The symptoms of hypogonadism male may occur before puberty, more frequent, or after puberty and may be:
- Voice thinner than normal;
- Decrease in beard hair and body;
- Development of the hip, as occurs in girls;
- The male sexual organ small;
- Decreased libido;
- Excessive growth of arms and legs;
- Loss of muscle mass;
- Growth of the breasts, called gynecomastia;
Hypogonadism male usually causes infertility.
The treatment of hypogonadism, male
The treatment of hypogonadism, male is done through hormone replacement and consists in resetting the levels of testosterone and increase sperm production. Surgery may also be recommended.
Hypogonadism male late also called andropause occurs naturally in man for around 50 years of age.