"Male hypogonadism" is the inability - or slowing down - of the production of testosterone. This particular hormone is needed for male sexual functions as well as muscle and tissue regeneration.
Sometimes women can have too much testosterone, which can cause "masculinization." In fact, Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), a complex disorder that disturbs several hormones, may ultimately cause growth of facial hair, obesity and skin problems in women.
These male and female conditions, as well as others, can be managed by Ochsner's physicians as they work to restore your targeted hormones to a normal level.