Follicle-stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland which is found at the base of the brain. The follicle-stimulating hormone controls spermatogenesis (the process of sperm production and maturation).
It also stimulates both the production of androgen-binding protein by Sertoli cells and the formation of the blood-testis barrier.
FSH Blood Test measures the level of follicle-stimulating hormone in the blood. The level of FSH does not change very much in men. This test is crucial in detecting the cause of infertility, low sperm count and troubles with the testicles. When the level of follicle-stimulating hormone is very high, there is a rise in the production of spermatozoa.
High levels of LH implies injured testicles due to chemotherapy, radiation, infection and alcohol abuse. It can also suggest Klinefelter’s syndrome. Low levels of FSH indicates a disorder of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus.
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