Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism is the reduced production of gonadotropins such as follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone by the pituitary gland. The absent or delayed onset of puberty, low libido and infertility are the symptoms of this disorder.
HOW IS HYPOGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM DIAGNOSED?
A general physician might advise and recommend diagnostic tests such as blood tests to determine the levels of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. An MRI of the pituitary gland may be conducted to check or tumours that could be affecting its functioning.
HOW IS HYPOGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM TREATED?
Treatment for Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism depends on the source of problem. Common treatment methods for men are: testosterone injection, slow release testosterone patch and testosterone gels. Estrogen and progesterone pills or skin patches for women.
DID YOU KNOW?
The earlier the symptoms of this problem are diagnosed the sooner it can be treated. In most cases, the treatment period doesn't last more than a year and sexual functions are revived completely.