What Is Kallmann Syndrome?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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  • 1. Sonne J, Lopez-Ojeda W. Kallmann Syndrome. [Updated 2020 May 29]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538210/
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Adults are quite different from children in a number of ways. Not only are we larger, but our physical proportions are also different, and our personalities also undergo considerable change. These, and other changes, come about due to a process that is known as puberty.

Puberty tends to start when children are in their teenage years, but not everybody starts the process at the same time as others. For those that do start later, they will usually end up catching up eventually regardless. That does not happen for everybody, however, and people with Kallmann syndrome may never go into puberty without treatment.

1. Sex Hormones

Hormones are a type of chemical that help to regulate many aspects of how our bodies function on a day to day basis. The majority of hormones are manufactured in the body by various glands and organs, and then released into the body as and when needed. There is a group of hormones that we commonly refer to as sex hormones.

Sex hormones are very important to us. They help to ensure our sex organs are functioning and that adults are able to conceive should they so wish. They are also important because some hormones give us sexual urges, encouraging us to have sex and continue our species.

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