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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: No

Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others.
While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern.

In brief: No

Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others.
While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern.
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Sorry - CORRECTION - Traumatic brain injury is now a major concern for pituitary damage leading to low GH & T.
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