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What Could Be the Possible Causes of Your Body Not Being Able to Produce Adequate Testosterone?

Low T is definitely not supposed to be an issue that has a universal solution. Low levels of the key male sex hormones could be triggered because of varied causes including problematic issues within your testicles or issues with brain signals. In this context, you must know that this important androgen male hormone is actually present in both females and males. The testicles are responsible for producing these male sex hormones and the ovaries are responsible for the production of these male sex hormones in women. A few specific medical conditions could trigger deficiency in the male sex hormones.

What Are the Possible Causes of Primary Hypogonadism?

Primary hypogonadism is supposed to be a clinical condition marked by low levels of testosterone that is triggered by an issue in the testicles. Possible causes may include:

Undescended Testicles: Just before the birth of a boy, his testicles are supposed to descend into his scrotum from his abdomen. If this does not occur, and if the condition is not clinically corrected very early in life, the testicles could be malfunctioning, and not producing the key male sex hormones. This is supposed to be the most common cause that triggers primary hypogonadism.

Klinefelter Syndrome: This happens when a boy seems to be born with one additional X chromosome that is responsible for an abnormal testicular development. As such, the testicles are not able to produce adequate male sex hormones. There is at least, one man affected by Klinefelter syndrome out of every 500 men.

Mumps Orchitis:  Doctors are of the opinion that if you had a bout of mumps post-puberty and if the infection has actually affected your testicles then that would be the cause of the low production of the chief male sex hormones.

Hemochromatosis: This is supposed to be a genetic condition that would be causing your body to go on absorbing excessive iron thus, adversely affecting the production of the male sex hormones.

Trauma or Injuries to the testicles:  Your testicles could be quite prone to injuries because of its location in your body. When both the testicles are injured or traumatized it could be the reason why you are suffering from hypogonadism.

Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy or the inability to effectively shield your testicles while undergoing radiation therapy could be the cause of hypogonadism.

What Are Some of the Possible Causes of Secondary Hypogonadism?

Secondary hypogonadism is associated with low levels of the key male sex hormones triggered by issues in the brain. We know that the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are responsible for signaling the testicles to go about producing and releasing the male sex hormones. Issues associated with the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus may trigger secondary hypogonadism. Here are some of the common causes of secondary hypogonadism.

The Kallmann Syndrome: This is supposed to be a genetic disorder that results in delayed puberty or often no puberty. This could trigger low production of the key male sex hormones in adult men culminating in secondary hypogonadism.

Pituitary Disorders: A pituitary disorder like a pituitary tumor could be causing deficiencies in the male sex hormones. Treatment for brain tumors located close the pituitary and also, the pituitary tumors could be impairing normal pituitary function and culminating in no to low levels of production of the male hormones.

HIV/AIDS: When the deadly virus impacts the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus or even the testes, it could be triggering secondary hypogonadism.

Certain drugs and obesity issues are also known to cause secondary hypogonadism.

Conclusion

If you think that you have symptoms of low T, you must consult a qualified doctor at once, for a thorough assessment of your health. Your doctor is the best person to determine if you are suffering from hypogonadism and he would also tell you how to manage the issue effectively. Your doctor would be conducting a blood examination and recommending appropriate treatment.

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