Overview Of The Testes

From time to time, we will suggest some websites that we find helps explain a concept related to the hormones and conditions that we treat through Helios Telemedicine. Today, we direct you to a short, clearly explained overview of the testes; what they do, how they are controlled, what happens when they don’t function normally, […]

How Is Testosterone Regulated?

Did you know testosterone regulation is maintained by three primary organs? One is within your brain. Learn more from our Q&A on our website that answers your most commonly asked questions! Visit https://heliostelemedicine.com/conditions/testosterone-deficiency/ to learn more.

What Is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Have you heard of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin? It’s a sex hormone made by the uterus during pregnancy which can be used as an adjunct to testosterone replacement therapy to help preserve fertility. Today, we’d like to share with you a nice review of the hormones involved in the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes Axis that controls the blood levels […]

What Is A Normal Testosterone Level?

When you research normal testosterone levels, you’ll find numerous charts and graphs showing varying normal ranges for men depending on how tightly they group the population by age. Most of the time, the range is for men between the ages of 25 and 85 and the levels defined as normal will go from about 250-950 […]

What Is The Definition Of Testosterone Deficiency

This week’s topic is the definition of testosterone deficiency and try as I might, I could not find a simple definition-only paper to share with you. So this week, I am sharing a link to one of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism. It is long and very detailed, but will […]

Health Risks Of Hypogonadism: 4 Categories

The health risks of hypogonadism can be broken up into 4 categories: 1. Physical – Reduction in strength and endurance – Reduction in sports performance – Erectile dysfunction – Reduction in sperm count – Reduction in ejaculate volume – Development of breast tissue – Increase in belly fat – Increase in hot flashes 2. Biochemical […]

Health Risks Of Testosterone Deficiency

This week’s topic is the health risks of testosterone deficiency. From earlier posts, you know what testosterone is, what it does, how it’s controlled, what are normal levels, what is the definition of testosterone deficiency and the signs and symptoms of it. Now, we are looking into just how male hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency in men) […]

Causes Of Hypgonadism

In condensed form, the causes of hypogonadism are listed listed below. To get more detailed information, please check out our FAQ or send us a message with your question! https://heliostelemedicine.com/conditions/testosterone-deficiency/ – Inherited syndromes – Structural issues (i.e undescended testes, trauma to the testes) – Infectious diseases – Hemochromatosis – Chemotherapy and radiation therapy

What Is The Process Behind A Testosterone Deficiency Diagnosis?

What is the process behind getting a testosterone deficiency diagnosis? The first step is to get a complete physical exam from your physician. You want to ensure you’ve eliminated all other potential issues. What happens next? Check out our FAQ on our website to learn more about the steps that need to be taken after […]