hypogonadism


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Related to hypogonadism: hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, secondary hypogonadism

hypogonadism

[‚hī·pō′gō‚na‚diz·əm]
(medicine)
Reduced hormonal secretion by the testes or ovaries.
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The benefits and risks of TRT in age-associated hypogonadism remain uncertain, according to both the FDA and AACE.
org says, “the Hypogonadism Knowledge Centre has been developed in partnership with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals to provide our users with access to relevant and up-to-date articles and information pertaining to the treatment, diagnosis and overall understanding of the condition.
The launch of NATESTO(TM) further expands Endo's branded portfolio of men's health treatment offerings and highlights our continuing commitment to ensuring that patients living with hypogonadism have access to high quality medicines," said Rajiv De Silva, President and CEO of Endo.
Hypogonadism itself is broadly referred to as testicular failure associated with androgen deficiency, (4) although such a broad definition encompasses many men and has required sub-classification based on cause and age.
This syndromic approach involving clinical and biochemical criteria allows physicians to identify patients who are symptomatic from androgen deficiency and separate them from those with isolated biochemical hypogonadism and nonspecific symptoms from aging.
If hypogonadism develops due to a testicular disorder, fertility is rarely achieved.
Dr Brannigan, who is also professor of urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said: "We are seeing more men affected by male hypogonadism than we saw 10 years ago.
Because male hypogonadism can significantly impact the quality of one's life, it's important that men pay attention to their body and openly discuss symptoms with their physician in order to prevent overlooking the cause and avoid missing an opportunity for appropriate therapy," he said.
Thus we determined that the increased serum hCG was caused by pituitary hCG secretion in response to hypogonadism.
Untreated hypogonadism can cause substantial distress and social consequences to the men involved, he noted.
Male hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism is a significant disease of gonadal function, which reduces the production of testosterone and induces spermatogenesis disorder in the testis.
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