At Titan T-Center & Weight Loss, our mission is to help you feel like yourself again. So for today’s blog, we’re going to profile a little-known but surprisingly common condition that can have a huge affect on your life and wellbeing: hypogonadism.
What Is It?
There are two types of hypogonadism – primary & secondary hypogonadism. In primary hypogonadism, problems in the sex organs prevent them from producing proper levels of sex hormones (i.e. testosterone). In secondary hypogonadism, the problem lies in the brain, as the hypothalamus & pituitary gland, which control the gonads, are not sending the right signals. Hypogonadism can be caused by things as far flung as a simple infection to a brain tumor, and can have a range of symptoms including low sex drive, fatigue, body hair loss, and difficulty concentrating. Hypogonadism is also surprisingly common – research estimates that 39% of men ages 45 and older have hypogonadism. And of those, only a limited number will seek and receive treatment. We want to change that.
How It’s Treated
Hypogonadism can be tested for with a simple examination and hormone test, which will determine if there are proper amounts of sex hormones in the blood. For many men, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a common and effective treatment. At Titan T-Center & Weight Loss, we’re experts in TRT, which is an easy process and can take the form of a pellet, patch, gel or injection.
Contact Your Houston, Texas Testosterone Therapists
If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms we’ve described or just want to get a pre-emptive check up, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us to or make an appointment at our League City, TX office using our easy online form.