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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)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in ...Read more


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How is hypogonadism treated?

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 isn't 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

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If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

Talk to your doc: The most natural thing to do is to work on weight loss. However if you are symptomatic, your doc could treat you with testosterone replacement now if he/she thinks that you are an appropriate candidate. ...Read more

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I'm being treated via telemedicine for primary hypogonadism by an HRT specialist. Never met him face to face, only over phone. Is this legal to do?

I'm being treated via telemedicine for primary hypogonadism by an HRT specialist. Never met him face to face, only over phone. Is this legal to do?

Seen in person: 29 y/o male being treated for presumptive primary hypogonadism should NOT be seen only via telemedicine. Telemedicine is legal but some diagnosis needs to be seen with initial in-office consultation & then followup by telemedicine is possible. Due to abuse of testosterone, be careful. Primary hypogonadism needs to be followed by an endocrinologist with lab followups & appropriate initial workup ...Read more

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Do you have hypogonadism? How do you treat? Is penile atrophy possible to an extended period of Low T, as I was told?

Do you have hypogonadism? How do you treat? Is penile atrophy possible to an extended period of Low T, as I was told?

Here are some. .. [: The adage of "Use it or lose it" holds true for erectile ability. Low infrequent erection means less penile usage, in time resulting in lesser ability to extend and expand than it used to be. Low-T contributes a big part for ED, but not entirely. How to treat low-T can be a dilemma, but usually still direct supplement of testosterone with either injection or transdermal application with close F/U. ...Read more

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Can hCG be used safely long term to treat secondary hypogonadism? It makes my lh/fsh low, is that bad? I feel much better & testosterone is now normal

Can hCG be used safely long term to treat secondary hypogonadism? It makes my lh/fsh low, is that bad? I feel much better & testosterone is now normal

Probably.: I don't believe there are any studies showing that using injection HCG is a problem longterm. Any treatment which increases testosterone will reduce the lh, because testosterone basically turns "off" lh. If it's overly low, you may be able to reduce the HCG dose a bit. You may want to switch to Clomiphene citrate, as it is administered orally and much cheaper. ...Read more

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I have 2ndary hypogonadism. If I get treated with hcg, my testosterone goes up but my fsh/lh goes down. What is the harm of long term low fsh/lh?

Need to see a doctor: You need to see the doctor and find out the true cause of 2nday hypogonadism, so there's a proper treatment for it and find out the long term treat with fsh/lh is indicate or not. Proper monitor is necessary if long term treatment needed. ...Read more

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What is hypogonadism?

Lo function gonad: This is a term to describe a low functioning gonad be it testicle or ovary. When these organs fail to release their hormones physical changes occur. Men will have low testosterone thus won't shave much if at all, height and weight is altered as well. Females will lack estrogen thus not go into puberty as the men.
These are all bypass able with hormone therapy ...Read more

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What is hypogonadism really?

What is hypogonadism really?

Lo function gonad: This is a term to describe a low functioning gonad be it testicle or ovary. When these organs fail to release their hormones physical changes occur. Men will have low testosterone thus won't shave much if at all, height and weight is altered as well. Females will lack estrogen thus not go into puberty as the men.
These are all bypass able with hormone therapy ...Read more