Male hypogonadism or low testosterone, the male silent disease

Written by: Dr. Ángel Cunill Castro
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is male hypogonadism?

abdominal fat man Male hypogonadism is insufficient production of testosterone by the male gonads. Experts explain endocrinologists who is a silent disease that most men who suffer from undiagnosed and untreated. This hinders the treatment and improvement of their situation.


Symptoms of male hypogonadism

Symptoms of male hypogonadism include: muscle weakness, accumulation of abdominal fat and reduced sex drive. It also influences other areas less "visible", but just as important, such as bone density. On the other hand, the man who suffers also shown apathetic, discouraged, and you feel suddenly, or gradually different.


Causes of male hypogonadism

Late male hypogonadism is the most common, and increasingly appears at an earlier age, and can even occur before age 40. In addition, due to the weakness of the endocrine system in general, men are no more likely to suffer it. So can the have undergone hormonal cycles gym or have suffered a disease that could have affected the system.


Diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism

The diagnosis of male hypogonadism is based on a comprehensive analysis that hormonal factors that may influence its outcome are included. Along with a study of the personal circumstances of the patient, the endocrine specialist determines its scope and more appropriate treatment. Male hypogonadism significantly affects the quality of life of men. That is why it is recommended that men who suspect quelo could suffer due to a lower overall performance of sudden or progressive, come to visit.


Improvements with testosterone replacement therapy

The testosterone replacement therapy is effective, safe, and is currently the only method for the middle-aged man affected by a insuficienciade testosterone can continue living a full life, achieving:

  • Improved fitness and muscle tone important.
  • Improved health in general, an increase in sexual desire and performance in this area.
  • A better mood and more energy, with a recovery time after physical and mental exercise reduced. Considerably improves the causes of osteoporosis, and diabetes, as well as a significant reduction of cholesterol.
  • Reducing abdominal fat and fat in the organs.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ángel Cunill Castro
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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