Hypogonadism

About- Hypogonadism also called gonad deficiency occurs when sex glands or gonads (the testes in men and the ovaries in women) do not perform properly and produce insufficient sex hormones.
 
Symptoms-
 
Female symptoms
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Hot flashes
  • Loss of body hair
  • Low libido
  • Nipple discharge
  • Slow breast growth
 
Male Symptoms
  • Abnormal breast growth
  • Concentration problem
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of body hair
  • Low libido
  • Low muscle strength
  • Low sperm count
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduced growth of penis and testicles
  • Sleep disturbances
 
Causes-
  • A tumor in or near the pituitary gland
  • Addison’s disease 
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Brain surgery
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Injury to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
  • Kallmann syndrome
  • Kidney diseases
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Mumps involving the testicles
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Radiation exposure
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Surgery on the sexual organs
  • Tuberculosis
  • Turner syndrome
  • Undescended testes
  • Use of steroids or opioids
 
Specialists to visit
Endocrinologist
Urologist

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