Hypogonadism

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

 
Hypogonadism is an endocrine disorder caused by low production of certain hormones, testosterone in men and estrogen in women by male and female gonads (testes in men and ovaries in women). The origin of this disorder can be varied from hereditary factors, a result of some surgeries, or autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver problems, infections. The most common symptoms of hypogonadism are: in women, loss of menstruation and pubic hair, hot flashes, low libido ,,,; and in men, loss of hair on beard and body, loss of muscle tone, breast enlargement and erection problems. The low production of testosterone in men is known as male hypogonadism, while the low production of testosterone from the testis is called hypogonadism.
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