Male and Female Hypogonadism.


Journal Article (Review)

Hypogonadism is a clinical syndrome that results in hormone deficiency in men and women. Primary hypogonadism is caused by gonadal (testicular or ovarian) failure. Secondary hypogonadism is the result of a dysfunction within the hypothalamus and/or pituitary. Diagnosis of hypogonadism requires a comprehensive health history, evaluation of the signs and symptoms, complete physical examination, as well as laboratory and diagnostic testing for both sexes. Hormone replacement is the hallmark of hypogonadism treatment. Restoring and/or maintaining quality of life is a major consideration in the management of patients with hypogonadism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Richard-Eaglin, A

Published Date

  • September 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 395 - 405

PubMed ID

  • 30100005

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30100005

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1357

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnur.2018.04.006


  • eng