Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function

Prasanth N Surampudi, Christina Wang, Ronald S. Swerdloff

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Hypogonadism is a clinical syndrome that consists of low testosterone levels (below the normal range) and spermatogenesis defects leading to subfertility. Hypogonadism due to disorders at pituitary or hypothalamus level is called hypogondatropic hypogonadism or secondary hypogonadism. In this chapter the authors focus on hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism may result from either absent or inadequate hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion, or failure originating with decreased pituitary gonadotropins (LH and FSH) secretion. The chapter reviews (1) the development and physiology of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and male sexual function; (2) specific congenital and acquired defects that result; (3) diagnosis and male sexual function; and (4) treatment approaches and male sexual function. Congenital causes of hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism can be due to defects at the level of the hypothalamus and/or at the level of the pituitary. This chapter lists the signs and symptoms of hypogonadism and discusses diagnosis and management of hypogonadism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages179-192
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470672013
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2013

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Eunuchism
Hypogonadism
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Diseases
Pituitary Hormone-Releasing Hormones
Pituitary Gonadotropins
Spermatogenesis
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Infertility
Signs and Symptoms
Testosterone
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Keywords

  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH)
  • Hypogondatotropic hypogonadism
  • Hypothalamus
  • Hypothalmic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis
  • Male sexual function
  • Pituitary
  • Testosterone

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  • Medicine(all)

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Surampudi, P. N., Wang, C., & Swerdloff, R. S. (2013). Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function. In Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 179-192). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118559406.ch19

Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function. / Surampudi, Prasanth N; Wang, Christina; Swerdloff, Ronald S.

Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. p. 179-192.

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Surampudi, PN, Wang, C & Swerdloff, RS 2013, Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function. in Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 179-192. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118559406.ch19
Surampudi PN, Wang C, Swerdloff RS. Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function. In Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Wiley-Blackwell. 2013. p. 179-192 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118559406.ch19
Surampudi, Prasanth N ; Wang, Christina ; Swerdloff, Ronald S. / Hypogonadism and Male Sexual Function. Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. pp. 179-192
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