Do you think an infection could be the cause of your low testosterone? Can you think back to an event that correlates to the start of your hormones being unbalanced? In some cases, an infection can cause low testosterone as it can cause hypogonadism. Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone or has an impaired ability to produce sperm or both.
You may be born with male hypogonadism or it can develop later in life, often from injury or infection. The effects and treatment depend on the cause and at what point in life male hypogonadism occurs.
Some types of male hypogonadism can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Certain inflammatory diseases can affect testosterone production, such as sarcoidosis, histiocytosis and tuberculosis, involve the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, causing hypogonadism. If you have been diagnosed with either of those inflammatory diseases, make sure to discuss it with our qualified consultant during the initial appointment.