Male hypogonadism is a medical condition in which the male body is unable to produce enough testosterone, the hormone responsible for the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics.
Hypogonadism can occur at any age. In some people, it can occur before puberty, while in others, it can occur after puberty. Whatever the case may be, hypogonadism can result in stopping puberty progression, sexual dissatisfaction, infertility, and unhappy marital life.
What Causes Male Hypogonadism?
The causes of low testosterone (hypogonadism) are various. Some of the factors that medical scientists have derived through studies are;
- Genetic disorders
- Autoimmune disease
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Injuries to the testicles
- Radiation therapy
Symptoms of Hypogonadism
Symptoms may vary depending on the age of onset, with prepubertal hypogonadism leading to underdeveloped genitalia, lack of facial hair growth, and a high-pitched voice, among other symptoms.”
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased muscle mass and bone density
- Decreased body hair growth
- Enlarged breasts (gynecomastia).
Hypogonadism Treatment in Dubai
Before we move towards discussing the available treatments for low testosterone, you need to keep in mind that the treatment should be tailored to the individual and their specific needs. For that purpose, an expert healthcare provider can help you in determining the best course of treatment for you.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
The most common treatment for male hypogonadism is TRT. This treatment involves;
Topical Gels: Topical gels are applied to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Injections: In this type of treatment, the healthcare provider injects testosterone into the muscles.
Tablets: The healthcare provider may prescribe small tablets (buccal tablets) for this treatment. The patients place these tablets between the gums and cheeks, which later dissolve and release testosterone.
Oral supplements: Some people can also take oral supplements – in pill form– to raise their testosterone levels. However, these are not recommended as they can cause liver damage.
It is important to note that testosterone supplements can only be taken upon the prescription of your healthcare provider.
This treatment is often considered an alternative to TRT. Clomiphene citrate stimulates the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which can increase testosterone production.
Sometimes, upon seeking medical advice, the doctors suggest making healthy lifestyle changes can help improve testosterone levels and alleviate the symptoms of hypogonadism. This includes regular exercise, a healthy diet, stress management, and adequate sleep.
Side Effects of the Treatment
Every individual is different and so is his immune system. The following are some of the side effects that one can face while treating male hypogonadism.
- Sleeping problems
- Mood swings
- Swelling in feet
- Blood clots
Why Choose Us?
Euromed Clinic Dubai is taking pride in its team of experienced and highly skilled sexologists who have given productive results over the years. For male hypogonadism, we are offering consultation to our valuable clients. You can book your appointment by just filling out the following form.