What is hypogonadism?
Hypogonadism is a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to produce adequate levels of sex hormones. This condition can affect both men and women, but it is more commonly associated with low testosterone levels in men. The term “hypo” means “under” or “less than normal,” and “gonadism” refers to the function of the gonads (the testes in men and the ovaries in women), which are the organs responsible for producing sex hormones.
Treatment of hypogonadism
Treatment of hypogonadism may benefit in the following ways.
- Increased energy
- Increased bone density
- Reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Reduced body fat
- Reduced risk of anaemia
- Increased lean body mass and muscle strength
- Increased libido
- Increased sexual enjoyment
- Increased satisfaction with erections
- Increased sexual activity
- Improved mood and sense of well being
- Improved cognition and memory function