Pituitary gland is an endocrine gland which is pea-sized and is situated in the middle of the base of the skull. Pituitary gland is protected in the bony cavity known as sella turcica and it plays an important role in regulating the hormone levels. There are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and one of these are Gonadotropins which helps in stimulating gonads or sex glands to regulate the reproductive functions. In females these glands are called ovaries whereas in males it is known as Follicle-stimulating hormones. Gonadotropin includes Follicle stimulating hormone and Luteinizing hormones which helps in enhancing the functioning of testes and ovaries. When this hormone does not work properly then it gives rise to a condition known as Hypogonadism and through this article we are going to discuss it more in detail.
Hypogonadism is defined as when the function of both testes and ovaries are diminished and they do not produce enough sex hormone. Sex hormones are also responsible for regulating production of sperms and menstrual cycle. Hypogonadism results in low levels of estrogen which is referred to as hypoestrogenism whereas the low levels of androgen is called hyperandrogenism. Sex hormones help in controlling secondary characteristics like development of breast in females and in males testicular development as well as pubic hair growth. According to American College of Physician in January 2020, it was ruled out that Men are more affected by Hypogonadism as compared to Women. Hypogonadism is divided into different parts and one is the Affected system which includes Kallmann Syndrome.
What is Kallmann Syndrome
It is the condition which causes hypogonadotropic hypogonadism where the along with sex organs the sense of smell is also effected. In this condition the sense of smell is completely diminished known as Hyposmia or it is completely absent which is called anosmia. Males are more affected as compared to females and 1 in every 30,000 males are affected with Kallmann whereas One in every 120,000 females.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Kallmann syndrome includes symptoms like
In Males the signs are
- Decreased pubic hair
- Absence of facial hair.
- Loss of muscles
- Decreased penis growth
- Enlarged male breast
In Females the signs are
- Absence of libido
- Unusual growth of the libido
- Body hair loss
- Lack of menstruation
- Hot flushes
Other symptoms includes
- Failure of Kidney
- Cleft palate
- Hearing loss
- Abnormal eye movement
- Delayed tooth development
- Difficulty in moving hand
There are more than 20 genes which are related to Kallmann syndrome and among these are the mutation of genes like ANOS1, CHD7, FGF8, FGFR1, PROK2 or PROKR2. The genes that are related to Kallmann syndrome are important for the development of certain areas in the brain and also in forming the structure of the olfactory bulb. In this syndrome the genes that are responsible for migration of neurons help in producing the hormone called Gonadotropin-releasing hormone. One of the causes can also be inheritance from the family member.
Physical examination is one of the main methods which helps in diagnosis and it is divided into different stages including the development of hairs with examination of feminine and masculine features.
- Hormone testing
- Genetic studies
- Testicular biopsy
- Pituitary imaging
- Semen analysis.
TREATMENT of Kallmann Syndrome
Allopaths will provide with HcG injections, intramuscular testosterone oenanthate or pulsatile GnRH therapy. This is not a permanent cure and it may also cause other complications which are harmful for the person.
According to Ayurveda hypogonadism is defined as Napunsakta or Shandhatva and this results in Klaibya (sexual dysfunction), Shukra dosha (sperm abnormalities) and many more. Ayurveda provides herbal medicines which helps in regulating the levels of hormones naturally and removing all the ailments related to the disease.
HERBAL MEDICINE PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a company which runs globally and provides herbal medicine which is 100 percent pure and natural. All the remedies are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives making it free from side-effects. The herbal medicines of Planet Ayurveda are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and each of the remedies is clinically tested making them safe to use.
These are the list of herbal medicine
- Male Support Formula
- Atirasadi Churna
- Tribulus Power
- Musli strength
1. Male Support Formula
It is formulated with herbs like Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabianum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It helps in removing the sexual weakness and helps in ailments like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation which is very commonly seen in Kallmann patients.Due to its herbal formulation it is natural viagra for males and is found useful in increasing sperm count.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.
2. Atirasadi Churna
The churna is the combination of herbs like
- Kesar (Crocus sativus)
- Talmakhana (Hygrophila spinosa)
- Jaiphal (Myritica fragrnas)
- Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivillianum)
- Kali musli (Cruculigo orchioides)
- Semal Musli (Salmalia malabarica) and many more.
It is one of the best rejuvenating herbal remedies which helps in increasing stamina and providing strength to the body. It is helpful in ailments like premature ejaculation, or other male problems. It has also been found helpful in treating blood pressure and diabetes.
Dosage:- One teaspoonfuls twice daily with water after meals.
3. Tribulus Power
This Power is made from the extract of single herb which is known as Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and is very useful in regulating the functioning of sex glands. It has also been found useful in Kidney disorders and also treating the skin disorder. Tribulus Power has been found useful in both male and female sexual problems. It also helps in stimulating the production of milk and reducing muscle weakness in females.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals
4. Musli Strength
It is the combination of two herbs known as Gokshura (Tribulus powder) and Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Both of the herbs help in enhancement of the libido and increase stamina. This herbal formulation helps in reducing impotency in both men and women. This remedy also works as a long term viagra.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
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All the above given information will help you to know more about the disease and also its effect in both male and female. Kallmann is one of the types present in Hypogonadism and the herbal remedies mentioned above will help in treating the disease naturally by removing the root cause without any complications.