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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Hypogonadism?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: what is hypogonadism?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Reduced functionality of the gonads

Detailed Answer:
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Gonads refer to the internal organs responsible for sexual functions. The gonads produce the hormones that synthesize the sex hormones. In case of a male, the testicles produce testosterone and the process is stimulated by certain hormones like FSH and LH which are secreted from a place called hypothalamus and pituitary in the brain. If somehow this hypothalamo-pituitary axis is affected or if the gonads (testicles) fail to develop properly, hypogonadism may result. That is the condition that you have. Further evaluation will clarify the cause.

Going through the following link should help.
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/922038-overview

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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Hypogonadism?

Brief Answer: Reduced functionality of the gonads Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking once again on HealthcareMagic. Gonads refer to the internal organs responsible for sexual functions. The gonads produce the hormones that synthesize the sex hormones. In case of a male, the testicles produce testosterone and the process is stimulated by certain hormones like FSH and LH which are secreted from a place called hypothalamus and pituitary in the brain. If somehow this hypothalamo-pituitary axis is affected or if the gonads (testicles) fail to develop properly, hypogonadism may result. That is the condition that you have. Further evaluation will clarify the cause. Going through the following link should help. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/922038-overview Regards