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Genetic defects: Genetic defects and chromosomal disorders are the main reason for hypothalamic disorders. Depending on the cause and the location of the lesions, there may be profound develpmental delay and hormonal deficiencies. Many of the pituitary hormones, such as oxytocin, adh, and CRF will be absent and cause multi-system disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The hypothalamus: is not a "gland." It's a part of the brain. It doesn't "control" any "tissues." The functions of the hypothalamus are far too numerous & complex to be covered in 400 chsracters. A web search will turn up lots of information about it. Your curiosity is commendable but your question suggests to me that an introductory textbook of anatomy & physiology would be very beneficial to your understanding. ...Read more
Endocrine management: Close monitoring of endocrine function & replacement of hormones to mid-normal range. Testosterone and growth hormone are often affected. Alcohol cessation, exercise, dha, may be useful. Donating blood every 60 days raises erythropoitin, possibly stimulating brain recovery. Consult pubmed.Gov. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Since the hypothalamus is not really a white matter structure, it should not effect thje hypothalamus directly but it could effect neurons that go into and leave the hypothalamus. Since thie hypothalamus controls temperature, feeding behavior, sexual behavior and heart rate and blood pressure, if a brain region needs input from the hypothalamus it may not get it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an "unremarkable" pituitary MRI but think something is wrong with my hypothalamus. Would hypo affect pituitary?
Yes: Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with the region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps control the pituitary gland and regulate many body functions. ...Read more
What can a MRI show on pituitary glands? My wife is going to get an MRI done to examine her pituitary gland. If there is something wrong with her hypothalamus instead, would the MRI also show that?
Yes: Pituitary gland mris are used to discover tumors of the pituitary gland. These are usually benign. Parts of the brain including the hypothalamus are also seen. Since some pituitary tumors grow and expand into the brain, the nearby brain structures are always included in the study. Some centers include the MRI of brain with pituitary if its the first study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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