Hypogonadism in Men and Women

Diabetes centre in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

Hypogonadism is a medical condition where the female ovaries or the male testes do not produce sex hormones or produce very few hormones. Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism (HH) develops due to malfunctioning of the pituitary gland or the Hypothalamus. 

The symptoms of Hypogonadism and HH are seen in different ways in children, men, and women.

  • Incomplete sexual development at puberty or no development at all. Sometimes the development is delayed

  • Lack of smelling capacity

  • Decreased height

  • Decreased development of the breasts in girls with the absence of menstrual cycles

  • Absence of facial hair development in boys without any enlargement of the penis and testes. Visit our diabetes care hospital in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore for the treatment.

The symptoms in adults are described below.

  • Infertility in men and women

  • Amenorrhoea or lack of menstrual periods in women

  • Lack of muscular tissue in men

  • Increase in weight

  • Lowered energy levels with a lack of interest in regular activities 

  • Mood swings

  • Lack of sexual libido in men

Diagnosis of the Hypogonadism condition and HH is performed through the following means.

  • Genetic testing

  • Blood testing for the analysis of levels of hormones like TSH, FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin, etc

  • MRI scanning of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.

  • Determining the levels of iron in the blood.

Treatment of Hypogonadism and HH is done in the following ways.

  • Administering testosterone injections to men.

  • Administering estrogen or progesterone pills to women.

  • Skin patches for women for slow release of hormones.

  • Skin patches for men for slow release of testosterone.

  • HCG injections

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