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Are there natural ways to treat hypogonadism?

Are there natural ways to treat hypogonadism?

Depends: It depends upon the cause of the hypogonadism...If its due to excessive exercise you can cut down on your exercise, if its due to being underweight or having anorexia, counseling and weight gain would help. If its due to something called kallmann's syndrome ( a brain defect) then no.... Speak to your doctor about your cause and see if they have a natural solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Definition)

Gonads refer to egg/sperm producing sexual organs, regardless of gender. Hypogonadism therefore means deficient sexual organ activity, concomitant w/low sex hormones. In women, this is called menopause, while in men, hypogonadism is known as low testosterone. Inadequate sex hormones can lead to decrease in sex drive (libido), decrease in mood (or mood swings), decrease ...Read more


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How is hypogonadism treated?

Hypogonadism: Lots of variables: male vs. Female? Child or teen vs. Adult? Female seeking conception or no? ...Read more

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Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Yes, definitely. : Initially, treatment should consist of Clomiphene citrate or HCG to improve testosterone levels. Then, actually concurrently, the cause of the secondary hypogonadism should be investigated (depression, obesity, head trauma, aging, for example) and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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How is hypogonadism typically treated in a 30 year old male?

Opioids and low T: In response, Methadone can suppress the pituitary's gonadotropins which would then decrease testicular production of testosterone. Decreased libido, some breast development, and mood changes otherwise can happen. Treatment may include supplementing with testosterone. But, decreasing Methadone or using Buprenorphine instead may also help per what i understand. See endocrine and addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which doctor treats hypogonadism?

Several: Endocrineologist best choice some gynecologists some urologists all good choices if they are competent in hormone therapy ...Read more

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Can hCG be administrated alone to treat secondary hypogonadism?

Better w other meds: Hypogonadism means the gonads are not making hormones and gametes ( eggs or sperms). Primay hypogonadism means the gonads have failed. Secondary hypogonadism means the ovary is not working because the brain isnt telling it what to do. We can give hormones to drive egg production--usually we need fsh to make the eggs( or sperm). Hcg helps w hormone production. Its best to use both drugs together. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Other way around ...: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more