How do you treat hypogonadism?

Treatment for male hypogonadism depends on the cause and whether you're concerned about fertility. Hormone replacement. For hypogonadism caused by testicular failure, doctors use male hormone replacement therapy (testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT). TRT can restore muscle strength and prevent bone loss.

Also asked, what causes hypogonadism in males?

Too much iron in the blood can cause testicular failure or pituitary gland dysfunction, affecting testosterone production. Injury to the testicles. Because they're situated outside the abdomen, the testicles are prone to injury. Damage to normally developed testicles can cause hypogonadism.

Why would a man's testosterone be low?

Other causes of low testosterone in men younger than 50 include pituitary gland tumors, HIV infection, and radiation treatment or chemotherapy for cancer. Doctors categorize causes of low testosterone as primary or secondary. “Primary hypogonadism stems from a problem in the testicles," Samadi says.

Is low testosterone the same as hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism occurs when your sex glands produce little or no sex hormones. The sex glands, also called gonads, are primarily the testes in men and the ovaries in women. Hypogonadism may also be known as gonad deficiency. It may be called low serum testosterone or andropause when it happens in males.

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