​Hypergonadism

Hyper-functioning or the excessive activity of the gonads (sex/reproductive glands including the testis and ovaries) is known as hypergonadism. In this disorder, there are abnormally high levels of reproductive hormones, including testosterone or oestrogen, in the body which can lead to puberty at an unusually early age. It can also present itself as precocious puberty.

This hormonal imbalance can be caused by a variety of reasons including the presence of tumours, genetic disorders or autoimmune diseases. Hypergonadism can occur during puberty, in your adulthood or you can be present at birth​.

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