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Varies: If encephalitis spreads to the hypothalamus it is hard to predict, because there are many nuclei or "centers" in the hypothalamus that do very different and sometimes opposite functions. For example some people with encephalitis lethargica slept constantly while others could not fall asleep at all, because different nuclei were affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please : clarify what is going on with your hypothalamus so we can better answer your question. ...Read more
Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really.: Who diagnosed your hypothalmus as " not functioning." if this were completely true, you would not be asking this question, since the hypothalamus controls pituitary function and hormone secretion. Their are supplements (argine/ornithine) that can bolster hgh secretion by the pituitary, but none have a direct function on the hypothalamus. ...Read more
How to fix my LH FSH testasterone ? Three of them are low always due to problems in my hypothalamus
Anabolic steroids: Have you taken Anabolic steroids in the past, or are you on high doses of narcotics. Both can screw up the regulation of sex hormones. You need to see an endocrinologist for an expert opinion before you begin testosterone therapy which could be lifelong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?
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