How Do Doctors Treat Men Who Suffer With Hypogonadism?

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When a man has hypogonadism, his treatment will depend on two things:

- The root of the issue (why did it happen)

- Fertility concerns

A Look At The Various Treatments For Hypogonadism

Hormone Replacement

When hypogonadism is the result of testicular failure, physicians will use testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to restore muscle strength and sexual function while also preventing bone lone. Men who get this treatment often feel a surge in their energy, have a boost in their sex drive and feel better overall.

If it’s found that there is pituitary issue, pituitary hormones could be used to stimulate sperm production and bring fertility back. If fertility is not an issue, TRT is often used. If it’s found there is a tumor on the pituitary gland, surgery may be required to remove it as well as radiation, medication and hormone replacement.

Assisted Reproduction

When a man suffers with primary hypogonadism, there is generally no effective treatment that will restore his fertility. However, assisted reproductive technology can be helpful. The technology is rather broad and can help couples looking to become pregnant.

Hypogonadism Treatment In Boys

For boys, the TRT can fuel the startup of puberty and the progression of secondary sex characteristics like

- Penis growth

- Pubic hair

- Beards

- Muscle mass

Pituitary hormones can also be utilized to simulate the growth of testicles. Initially giving a low dose of testosterone and increasing it gradually can avoid any negative effects. This mimics the slow rise of testosterone that happens during puberty.

5 Ways To Get The Testosterone Replacement Therapy

There are several ways in which testosterone replacement therapy can be administered. What you chose will depend on three things:

- Your preference

- Side effects

- Costs

1 – Injections

These shots are both effective and safe, being injected into a muscle every couple of weeks. The symptoms you experience may be off and on between the doses. If you want, you can inject yourself or have someone do it for you in your own home. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, a doctor or nurse can do it for you.

2 – Patches

Every night a testosterone-filled patch is placed on your stomach, back or upper thigh or arm. The application site is rotated to ensure a reduction in skin reactions.

3 – Gels

The testosterone gel is rubbed into the skin of the upper arm, shoulder or lower stomach. As it dries, the body soaks in the testosterone. This doesn’t cause as many skin reactions as the patches do. However, you should not bathe or shower for a few hours after applying so that it is completely absorbed.

A possible side effect to this TRT is medication transfer to your partner. A way to avoid this complication is to wait for the gel to dry entirely or cover the region after you have applied it.

4 – Oral

Oral TRT should not be used as a long-term solution since it can result in liver problems, boost the chances for heart disease and increase your cholesterol levels.

5 – Gum and Cheek

A tiny putty-like substance called Striant will send the testosterone into the body using the natural depression that’s just above the top of your teeth where the gum is linked to the upper lip. It quickly attaches to the gum line and softens as it’s exposed to your saliva.

Micropenis Extender For Hypogonadism Therapy

Besides hypogonadism’s reproductive side, doctors still need to look at the size of the penis. Spanish urologists came up with a non-invasive, unique technique that can increase a man’s penis size. It’s known as the micropenis stretcher. Harry Lloyd wrote an interesting article about the Andropenis mini from Andromedical for EzineArticles.

After several months of use, men experienced a 30 percent increase, bringing it to a near average penis size. However, you must be patient and dedicated because it will take some time.