Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone, which is the male hormone that modulates masculine growth and development during puberty. It also refers to a condition in which a male has an impaired ability to produce sperm.
Hypogonadism is something a male can either be born with or develop later in life due to an injury or an infection. The effects of the condition depend on the cause and when in life it develops.
The good news is that many types of male hypogonadism can easily be treated with testosterone replacement therapy.
Symptoms of Male Hypogonadism
If hypogonadism develops in the womb, the male baby may be born with female genitalia, may have ambiguous genitalia, or may have underdeveloped male genitals.
In some cases, male hypogonadism may impair or delay puberty. Development of normal muscle mass may be delayed, as will the normal deepening of the voice, growth of body hair, and growth of the penis and testicles.
In some case, boys with hypogonadism going through puberty may develop breast tissue.
Hypogonadism in Adult Men
When hypogonadism occurs in grown men, it can impair normal reproductive function and can cause erectile dysfunction, infertility, decreased beard and body hair growth, decreased muscle mass, development of breast tissue, and loss of bone mass.
Treatment is relatively straightforward. Rejuvchip testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to reverse the effects of hypogonadism and other male hormone imbalances so men can return to normal, healthy and happy lives.