The hormone Gonadotropin is prescribed for men in this therapy to increase natural testosterone production during the course of therapy as a result of the stimulation of the testes by the Gonadotropin. No testosterone medication is administered in this treatment. The treatment objective is to cause the male testes to naturally produce a higher volume of testosterone by Gonadotropin stimulation of his testes with the result that the patient experiences a continuing higher blood level of testosterone while on treatment. Another treatment objective is to avoid the use of any anabolic steroid
Gonadotropin Therapy normally increases natural testosterone production by the male testes while Gonadotropin is administered to the patient during the treatment period However, Gonadotropin Therapy can also result in a continuation of increased testosterone production and a resulting higher level of testosterone in the bloodstream after treatment is completed when the cause of the patient’s low natural LH secretion by the pituitary is not due to the patient’s natural genetics, aging process, injury to or loss of one or both testes; a medical disorder or disease affecting the testes, or castration.
Gonadotropin Therapy can result in a continuing higher level of natural testosterone production by the testes after Gonadotropin Therapy is completed when the underlying cause of the low LH secretion and resulting low testosterone production (1) is due to the prior use of one or more anabolic steroids by the patient or (2) due to the administration of testosterone in a prior hormone replacement therapy without the required concurrent Gonadotropin Therapy to prevent the patient’s endocrine system (hypothalamus pituitary-testes axis) from shutting down the natural production of testosterone by the testes and causing testicular atrophy.