See what questions
a doctor would ask.
30% of type 2 diabetes patients suffer from reduced testosterone production or hypogonadism. This is caused by inadequate functioning of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus. The pituitary gland controls testosterone production and the hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland. Obesity, which is common amongst diabetics, explains some of the cases of hypogonadism but the diabetes somehow causes the rest. More research needs to be done to determine the mechanism whereby type 2 diabetes results in hypogonadism.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News-Medical Net
About: Hypogonadism may be linked to type 2 diabetes
Date: 29 November 2004
Source: News-Medical Net
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City