June Newsletter

Kidney disease and male fertility.

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may have alterations in testicular function due to a hormonal imbalance that affects the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis axis.

The testicles have two main functions: testosterone production and sperm production. Both functions are essential for male fertility.

Hormones are chemicals compounds that are produced in one part of the body and can trigger a function where they were formed, near where they were formed, or in a distant place in the body.


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