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Hypogonadism occurs when the male sex gland (gonadal, testes are the gonads) is absent or is not sufficient. When this happens, secretion of testosterone is less, hence low testosterone. There are two types of hypogonadism – primary and secondary. Testicular failure is the cause of primary hypogonadism. Secondary hypogonadism occurs due to dysfunction of the hypothalamus -pituitary axis. Both conditions lead to the release of low testosterone. Therefore, body functions relying on testosterone begin to suffer. A combination of the two can result to hypogonadism. The cause of low testosterone is as below:
Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in large amounts by males (and a little bit in females), in the testes and adrenal glands. High testosterone levels are associated with sexual performance, reproductive function, muscle mass, hair growth, aggressive, competitive behaviors, and other such manly things. Testosterone levels tend to peak at the age of 40, and slowly decline from there. Luckily, there are many things you can do to increase testosterone, so if you feel like your T levels could use a boost, you've come to the right place.