Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism is a medical condition that is characterized by hypogonadism due to an impaired secretion of gonadotropins. In simple terms,people with Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism have very little or no secretion of sex hormones. This is caused due to defective functioning of hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
Symptoms in children are: lack of development at puberty, inability to smell and short stature. In adults: loss of interest in sex, decreased energy, loss of muscle mass and loss of menstrual cycle in women.
HOW IS HYPOGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM DIAGNOSED?
Gynaecologists may evaluate your symptoms and order for blood tests for checking the hormone levels. MRI of the pituitary and hypothalamus and genetic testing are other diagnostic tests for Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism.
HOW IS HYPOGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM TREATED?
The treatment of Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism largely depends upon its symptoms. While medication helps in treating Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism, but in most cases, Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism is treated effectively with Hormone Replacement Therapy. That means, the doctor prescribes medicines containing the hormone that the body is lacking such as testosterone, estrogen, or pituitary hormones.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disorder is a common cause of infertility in women.