Testosterone is produced in which structure(s)?

Testosterone is produced in which structure(s)?

Testosterone is primarily producedin the testicles. Specifically, it is produced by cells called Leydig cells,which are in the testicles. These cells are responsible for producing themajority of the body's testosterone.

Asmall amount of testosterone is also produced by the adrenal glands, which arelocated above the kidneys. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland located in thebrain also play a key role in regulating testosterone production. Thehypothalamus releases gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulatesthe pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone (LH) andfollicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones then signal the testicles toproduce testosterone.

Itis worth mentioning that there are also synthetic testosterone products(testosterone replacement therapy) that can be used to treat low levels of testosterone,or a medical condition caused by low levels of testosterone, calledhypogonadism. These products are available as injections, gels, patches,pellets, and buccal tablets, and only used under the direction of a healthcareprovider.

Conventional Treatment of TestosteroneDeficiency

Doctors can confirm through medical diagnostics whether there isa significant testosterone deficiency. In cases of congenital testosteronedeficiency, testosterone is usually supplemented to promote proper sexualdevelopment (descent of the testes, etc). The value of testosterone replacementtherapy (TRT) in men undergoing the normal, modest decline in testosterone thataccompanies advancing age is debated among medical professionals, however.

Because there are potential physical, sexual, and psychologicalbenefits of restoring testosterone levels, some doctors prescribe TRT in agingmen. Synthetic testosterone is available in numerous forms, including pills,gels, creams, patches, and injections. TRT should be approached carefully andunder medical supervision, as there are many side effects that should bemonitored, including nausea, vomiting, acne, and headaches. Some patientsundergoing TRT may also notice increased appetites and negative mood changes,as too much testosterone can cause aggression ("roid rage"). Althoughthere are some sexual benefits, TRT can also cause priapism, a condition inwhich the patient experiences painful erections that last more than four hours.The long term effects of undergoing TRT are also unknown.

Patients Medical's Treatment ofTestosterone Deficiency

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