Hypogonadism occurs when a person’s sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands are called the testes and in women, they are called ovaries. The cause of hypogonadism could be primary or central. In primary hypogonadism, the ovaries or testes themselves do not function properly.
Causes of primary hypogonadism include:
- Liver and kidney disease
- Genetic and developmental disorders
- Turner syndrome (in women)
- Klinefelter syndrome (in men).
In central hypogonadism, the centers in the brain that control the gonads do not function properly. Causes of central hypogonadism include:
- Genetic problems
- Certain medicines, including steroids and opiates
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Iron excess
- Rapid, significant weight loss
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