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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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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

Several: A genetic gene deletioncausing anterior pituitary failure called Kallmans Testicle failure Primary pituitary failure ovarian failure these are common causes ...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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What are the symptoms of hypogonadism?

Lots of overlap: Hypogonadism is medical speak for low testosterone. Symptoms are non-specific. In other words, you might have something else if you're depressed, can't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. So ask your doctor for testin. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of hypogonadism?

Depends. : There is primary and secondary hypogonadism. In men, primary hypogonadism is caused by testicular cancer, trauma, or genetic disorders. Secondary hypogonadism is commonly caused by depression, anxiety, obesity, head trauma, aging, or other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism be caused by a varicoecele?

Yes: Varicoceles occupy a portion of the scrotum (sac) and can compression the testis and decrease fertility, libido, etc. This can be due to poor temperature regulation and restriction of blood flow to the testis. ...Read more

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Is pain of the epididymis a symptom of hypogonadism?

Not Usually: Epididymal pain is usually associated with infections, sometimes minor traumas, or other cord issues (varicoceles). I would suggest having yor doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hypogonadotropic hypogonadism?

Can you tell me about hypogonadotropic hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism: I have conductive extensive research on the subject. One of my medical students is currently putting the finishing touches on a ground-breaking paper on this subject. Until it is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal it is merely heresay. That is my official statement on the matter. Sorry. ...Read more

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Does late-onset hypogonadism (loh) really exist? Is there scientific evidence of it?

Hypogonadism: Secondary or late-onset hypothalamic hypogonadism occurs after you have undergone puberty. It can be due to stress, weight loss, exercise [ie, marathon runners], brain injury or tumor. An MRI should be considered. You may also experience hypogonadism due to pituitary problems or the gonad failure. Gonadal failure is evidenced by increased FSH level due to genetics, surgery, radiation or chemorx. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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