What is Hypogonadism?
Hypogonadism is the reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads
Hypogonadism is when the male body does not produce enough testosterone (the primary male sex hormone that is essential in masculine growth and development during puberty).
Men can be born with the condition or develop it during puberty or adulthood, which is often times due to injury or infection.
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There are two types of Hypogonadism: Primary and Secondary
Primary is when there is a problem with the testicles. The secondary is when the hypothalamus, or pituitary gland, fails to send signals to the testicles so that they can produce testosterone. Both types may be an inherited trait, acquired later in life, and, at times, can occur together.
The effects vary depending on the time of diagnosis, but physically, males will experience infertility, osteoporosis, lack of muscle mass, development of breast tissue, underdeveloped genitals, and delayed puberty, to name a few. Men may experience symptoms of menopause, which may include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, decreased sex drive, and hot flashes.
Treatment is specific to the cause. For adults and boys, there is TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) and assisted reproduction (for adults). TRT may consist of injections, Androderm patch, a topical or nasal gel, buccal cavity strain, or implantable pellets. Coping with the condition may seem complicated, but support from our Aylo Health providers throughout the diagnosis and treatment are available.
Find an Aylo Health location
Hypogonadism can be diagnosed, managed, and treated at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location and at any of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge.
Why choose Aylo to treat your Hypogonadism condition?
Personalized Care Plans
Our skilled team can help you properly manage your Hypogonadism condition so you can achieve your health goals. Our trusted providers have a passion for treating their patients and producing results so you can feel your best.
At Aylo Health, we offer Hormone Therapy, which is a treatment option that can help to increase male hormones safely. We also have other several treatments available and the recommendation is based on your provider.