The Endocrinologists at our Dubai and Abu Dhabi medical centres treat a wide range of gonadal disorders in adults, including:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Androgen excess and deficiency
- Oestrogen excess and deficiency
- Fertility problems
The pituitary gland is responsible for luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are responsible for controlling the production of the sex hormones oestrogen and testosterone, as well as the maturing of sperm and eggs, and egg release. Gonadal disorders are caused when the production of sex hormones is abnormal.
Your doctor will be able to advise you about your treatment options for your condition.
Hypogonadism: this is when the sex glands (gonads) – testes in men and ovaries in women – produce little or no sex hormones. These sex hormones control development of the breasts and testes, growth of pubic hair, and are involved in menstruation and sperm production. It is usually treated with injections of sex hormones. There are two main types of hypogonadism:
Primary hypogonadism: means there is a problem with your glands, so even though the pituitary gland and hypothalamus are functioning, the gonads aren’t able to produce enough sex hormones
Central hypogonadism (secondary hypogonadism) is when the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, which control the gonads, aren’t functioning correctly so they aren’t sending a message to the gonads to produce any sex hormones.
If you would like to know more about the gonadal disorder treatments we can offer, please get in touch. Our endocrinologists have extensive experience and expertise in treating adults with gonadal disorders. We’ll work with work with you to diagnose the issue and ensure you receive the best possible care. To find out more, contact us and arrange an appointment at our Dubai medical centres.