Hypogonadism is the reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes or ovaries).

Hypogonadism is when the male body does not produce enough testosterone–a hormone that is essential in masculine growth and development during puberty. Men may be both with the condition or develop during puberty or adulthood, sometimes due to injury or infection. There are two types of Hypogonadism: primary and secondary. Primary is when there is a problem with the testicles, and 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.

Complications
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.

Management
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 throughout the diagnosis and treatment is available.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

This device tracks blood glucose levels in real time. It also shows you how your blood sugar changes over a few hours or days. CGM offers you a more informed reading, helping you to make more health conscious decisions throughout the day.

Hormone Therapy

This option can help to increase male hormones safely. We have several treatments available.