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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. ...Read more

Dr. Kamal Shoukri
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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

Hypopituitarism is a medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the brain, does not function. The pituitary gland is responsible for making many important hormones that tell other glands in the body to produce hormones such as thyroid hormone, growth hormone, estrogen, and testosterone. Children with hypopituitarism have inadequate levels of one or ...Read more


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What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of target gland dysfunction - absent or diminished secondary sex characteristics or menses, thyroid or adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you explain the symptoms and treatment for hypopituitarism, which my dad has been diagnosed with?

Can you explain the symptoms and treatment for hypopituitarism, which my dad has been diagnosed with?

Many hormones: The pituitary makes many hormones that control adrenals (cortisol), thyroid, growth hormone, reproductive hormones, and more. Hypopit is an imprecise term but means that some or all of these hormones are deficient, with symptoms associated with the specific hormones. Cause can be tumor, trauma, radiation, other diseases. The hormones need to be replaced under the care of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Tsh=.78, prolactin 27.2. I have had hypothyroid symptoms for the last several months could this be indicative of hypopituitarism?

Tsh=.78, prolactin 27.2. I have had hypothyroid symptoms for the last several months could this be indicative of hypopituitarism?

Potentially: This mild elevation of the Prolactin could be indicative of an abnormality of the pituitary gland. However, just based on the normal TSH and mildly elevated Prolactin, you would need further evaluation prior to knowing the full answer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any diets for people with hypopituitarism?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more