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There are several possible causes of low testosterone levels, which are usually grouped into two different classifications. If the cause is due to a problem in the testes, it is known as a primary male hypogonadism. If the problem is with the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, it is known as a secondary male hypogonadism.
Some of the specific low testosterone causes can include:
- Certain genetic conditions
- Certain medications
- Various chronic diseases.
Regardless of the specific cause, most cases of low testosterone can be treated effectively with replacement therapy (testosterone medications).
(Click Causes of Low Testosterone for a closer look at possible causes of this condition. This Web page also discusses how your healthcare provider will determine the cause.)