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A broad spectrum of diseases or conditions can cause infertility or reproductive issues - as does aging.
A thorough diagnostic workup, usually including measurement of sexual hormone levels, is required in order to identify the underlying disease(s) or condition(s) and tailor appropriate treatments.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH, somatropin) is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates cellular growth, reproduction and regeneration, mainly through the induction of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1, somatomedin C) generation in the liver.
Growth hormone deficiencies lead to growth failure in infants and children.
A relevant example for an example endocrine disorder is Primary Aldosteronism (PA), whose main symptoms include hypertension. The Endocrine Society PA Guideline* recommends determination of the plasma aldosterone/renin ration (ARR) to detect PA in patients groups with relatively high prevalence, including patients suffering from severe or drug resistant hypertension.
*Funder JW et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008; 93(9):3266-81
Trypsin is produced solely by the pancreas and its measurement may thus be considered to provide an ideal basis for a specific test of pancreatic function.