In the last one year we have had not less than 20 males for the treatment of primary testicular failure from around the world. And many more in the last 10 years of our practice. We could help few of them through our HART treatment protocol through there have been a lot of drop outs during the treatment. This is majorly due to the popularly known idea that it is not curable.
So what is primary testicular failure? And what is the treatment for primary testicular failure?
Primary Hypogonadism, also known as primary testicular failure, originates from an abnormality in the testicles.
Hypogonadism may occur if the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis is interrupted at any level.
Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (primary hypogonadism) results if the gonad does not produce the amount of steroid sufficient to suppress secretion of LH and FSH at normal levels.
Risk Factors of Primary testicular failure:
- Activities that may cause constant, low-level injury to the scrotum, such as riding a motorcycle
- Frequent and heavy use of marijuana
- Undescended testicles at birth
- Decrease in height
- Enlarged breasts (gynecomastia)
- Lack of muscle mass
- Lack of sex drive (libido)
- Loss of armpit and pubic hair
- Slow development or lack of secondary male sex characteristics (hair growth, scrotum enlargement, penis enlargement, voice changes
Causes of Primary Testicular failure:
1. Klinefelter syndrome.
- It s a condition which results from a congenital abnormality of the sex chromosomes, X and Y
- A male normally has one X and one Y chromosome. In Klinefelter syndrome, two or more X chromosomes are present in addition to one Y chromosome.
- The Y chromosome contains the genetic material that determines the sex of a child and related development. The extra X chromosome that occurs in Klinefelter syndrome causes abnormal development of the testicles, which in turn results in underproduction of testosterone.
2. Undescended testicles.
- Before birth, the testicles develop inside the abdomen, and normally move down into their permanent place in the scrotum.
- Sometimes one or both of the testicles may not be descended at birth. This condition often corrects itself within the first few years of life without treatment.
- If not corrected in early childhood, it may lead to malfunction of the testicles and reduced production of testosterone.
3. Mumps orchitis.
- If a mumps infection involving the testicles in addition to the salivary glands (mumps orchitis) occurs during adolescence or adulthood, long-term testicular damage may occur. This may affect normal testicular function and testosterone production.
- Too much iron in the blood can cause testicular failure or pituitary gland dysfunction affecting testosterone production.
5. Injury to the testicles.
- Because they’re situated outside the abdomen, the testicles are prone to injury. Damage to normally developed testicles can cause hypogonadism.
6. Cancer treatment.
- Chemotherapy or radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer can interfere with testosterone and sperm production.
7. Testicular torsion
Signs of Primary Testicular failure:
- Prepubertal Onset
- Hypoplastic penis and Testes
- Thin, smooth skin
- Voice does not deepen
- Female distribution of pubic hair
- Absence of beard
- Poor muscle development
- Long limbs
- Broad hips
- Postpubertal Onset
- Testicular atrophy and pallor
- Reduced body hair
- Increased visceral fat
- Decreased muscle mass
Symptoms of Primary Testicular failure:
1. Sexual dysfunction
- Decreased libido (erectile function often intact)
- Decreased sexual activity
- Decreased facial and body hair
2. Decreased muscle strength and decreased muscle mass
3. Fatigue and lethargy
4. Depressed mood
5. Mild Cognitive Impairment
6. Increased visceral fat
Testicular Failure Diagnosis
Diagnosing testicular failure may involve a variety of male fertility testing procedures. Congenital testicular failure will typically be indicated by the presence of “ambiguous” genitalia at birth.
- Fertility tests for the diagnosis of testicular failure may include the following:
- Bood tests to evaluate levels of testosterone hormones, gonadotrophine, FSH and LH
- Physical exam for signs of testicular atrophy or tumors
- Semen analysis
Treatment for Testicular Failure
Various medications are used to treat or reduce the symptoms of Primary Testicular Failure due to Torsion of Both Testis. Our Speciality Homeopathy treatment has been very effective in the treatment of Primary Testicular Failure
You can visit us personally or chat with our doctors for a detailed assessment of Primary Testicular Failure.