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Doctor insights on: Comparison Between Hyperpituitarism And Hypopituitarism

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Why can hypersecretion of hormones (e.g. hyperpituitarism or hyperthyroidisim) result in diabetes?

Why can hypersecretion of hormones (e.g. hyperpituitarism or hyperthyroidisim) result in diabetes?

Diabetes: These two conditions may or may not have anything to do with diabetes. Most often not. It would help for me to know your several hormone levels and your blood sugar.

Dr. Kamal Shoukri
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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...Read more


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What are the physical characteristics of a person who has hypopituitarism?

What are the physical characteristics of a person who has hypopituitarism?

Hypopit: If the diagnosis is made in the early stages and corrected by replacement of missing hormones there should be few, if any, physical changes.

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I was wondering what are the physical features of a person who has hypopituitarism?

Hypopit: If all the hormones of the pituitary are low, you will manifest the symptoms of low thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones, etc. One form of acquired hypopit is sheehan's syndrome, which you can read about. Http://www. Yourhormones. Info/endocrine_conditions/sheehans_syndrome. Aspx. The sex hormones (lh and fsh) are among the first to go, and they would be among the first to check for.

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Could you tell if a person - say a child - has hypopituitarism just by looking at him/her?

Could you tell if a person - say a child - has hypopituitarism just by looking at him/her?

No: Hi. No, you can't tell just by looking at him/her. But the child with hypopituitarism will be very low & falling off the growth chart, so the pediatrician will initiate the work up, which will include hypopituitarism among the possibilities.

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What are the tests for hypopituitarism child?

What are the tests for hypopituitarism child?

Many: There are a variety of blood tests and imaging such as an mri. The pituitary gland is involved in many functions, such as the thyroid, sex hormones, growth hormone and adrenal function. Thus man y things may be looked.

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Why don't people with hypopituitarism require mineralocorticoids?

Different control: Hi. Good question. As you know, cortisol production by the adrenal cortex is exquisitely regulated by ACTH from the pituitary. In ACTH-deficiency (hypo pit.), cortisol must be replaced. The primary regulator of aldosterone production is the renin-angiotensin system, which does NOT involved the pituitary, and functions just fine in hypopituitarism. ACTH will acutely stimulate aldo, but is not req'd

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What is the triple bolus test? How does it relate to hypopituitarism?

Triple bolus test: I can't answer your question without more information. What is in the bolus test? Is your hypopituiterism being treated, and is the "bolus test" simply a follow up to check that all is OK?

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Is hyperpigmentation a part of hypopituitarism?

Is hyperpigmentation a part of hypopituitarism?

No: Not typically as hyperpigmentation if due to adrenal insufficiency, is because there is increased acth hormone signaling. This latter hormone is often missing in individuals with steroid dependent hypopituitarism.

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How to ask my doctor to test me for hypopituitarism?

How to ask my doctor to test me for hypopituitarism?

Just ask: Doctors are easy to talk to, if the test is indicated from your symptoms, then it may be done, ordering tests just out of curiosity is not covered by any insurances. You would have to pay for your curiosity testing.

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Do people with hypopituitarism grow?

Yes: Patients with growth hormone deficiency as part of hypopituitarism receive growth hormone treatment. Such children see pediatric endocrinologists to treat their hypopituitarism.

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What are the tests for hypopituitarism?

Many: There are a variety of blood tests and imaging such as an mri. The pituitary gland is involved in many functions, such as the thyroid, sex hormones, growth hormone and adrenal function. Thus man y things may be looked.

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What are the symptoms of hypopituitarism?

What are the symptoms of hypopituitarism?

Symptoms vary: It depends on the severity of the hormones deficiency. Possible symptoms include: low blood sugar, low blood pressure, fatigue, weakness, depression, decreased quality of life, brittle nails, low libido, frequent urination, frequent thirst...If the cause is due to a tumor, one can also present with headache, double vision or visual field defects.

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Are there any diets for people with hypopituitarism?

Not Really: Dysfunction of the pituitary gland requires hormonal therapies, not diet.

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of pan hypopituitarism?

Can anyone tell me the symptoms of pan hypopituitarism?

Symptoms vary: It depends on the severity of the hormones deficiency. Possible symptoms include: low blood sugar, low blood pressure, fatigue, weakness, depression, decreased quality of life, brittle nails, low libido, frequent urination, frequent thirst...If the cause is due to a tumor, one can also present with headache, double vision or visual field defects.

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What is the definition or description of: Hypopituitarism?

Hypopituitarism: Hypopituitarism = pituitary gland has diminished or no production of hormone (s). Is one cause of dwarfism.

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Could you tell if a person has hypopituitarism just by looking at them?

No: Hi. No, you can't tell hypopituitarism just by looking at the patient. There are a couple of pituitary hormone excesses you can tell just by looking at & examining a patient (Cushing's and acromegaly stand out, and you can get a pretty good clue for a prolactinoma). But that's not the case for hypopituitarism. You need an index of suspicion and to do the appropriate tests.

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My fiance has hypopituitarism. What can you tell me about this condition?

Complex question: It is hard to answer this briefly. Multiple hormones may be affected. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypopituitarism/basics/definition/con-20019292

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What do you suggest if my fiance has hypopituitarism. Can anyone help me understand this better?

Hormone deficiencies: Your pituitary gland makes a number of hormones, or chemicals which travel to another part of the body to exert their effect. I suggest this site as it is full of well put-together information for more info: https://www. Magicfoundation. Org/www/docs/107/panhypopituitarism

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What is the treatment for hypopituitarism?

What is the treatment for hypopituitarism?

Hormone replacement: Depends on the age and the severity of the hormone deficiency. If you are truly pan-hypopit, you will need thyroid, steroid and sex hormone replacement (i.E: males- testosterone replacement...).

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What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hypopituitarism?

What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hypopituitarism?

Pituitary & thyroid: Hypopit patients are missing many or all of their pituitary hormones because of pituitary or hypothalamic damage. Growth hormone, lh/fsh, tsh, acth, adh, (vasopressin) etc. Hypopit patients often are hypothyroid because they can't make the thyroid stim hormone (tsh). People who are just hypothyroid can't make thyroid hormone because of thyroid damage. Tsh is high in such patients.

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