Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is Hyperpigmentation A Part Of Hypopituitarism

Share
1

1
Is hyperpigmentation a part of hypopituitarism?

Is hyperpigmentation a part of hypopituitarism?

No : Patients with primary adrenal insufficiency become hyper pigmented prior to diagnosis because of really high pituitary production of acth and msh (causes bronzing). Hypopit patients can't make acth, therefore no significant msh. Bronzing is not seen in hypopit patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Kamal Shoukri
158 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?

Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more

3

3
What is the best natural treatment for hyperpigmentation in my legs and upper part of the back .?

Hyperpigmentation: Laser treatments, acid peels and lightening creams and bleaches are among the treatments applied directly to the skin in order to lighten spots that have been darkened by hyperpigmentation. Laser therapy involves using lasers to remove the outer layer of hyperigmented skin. Acid peels use chemicals to encourage cell rejuvenation, removing older cells and helping the body to produce healthy cells. ...Read more

6

6
Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Dark Spot Treatment: First of all, there are several causes for dark spots. Dark spots caused from skin injury, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be treated with the following: - hydroquinone 2% (available without a prescription) to 8% (prescription only) - tretinoin (retin a), which works best in conjunction with hydroquinone - Azelaic Acid (azelex)- used in pregnant woman as an alternative to hydroquinone. ...Read more

7

7
How to treat hyperpigmentation?

How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching: Usually hyperpigmentation is treated with topical bleaching agents. The most effective has been a combination of tretinoin, hydroqinone and a topical steroid. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation to see if this is appropriatef for you. ...Read more

9

9
Fairness creams to reduce my hyperpigmentation?

Fairness creams to reduce my hyperpigmentation?

Sunscreen, Retinols: In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols may help to even pigmentation. There are a number of medicines, like hydroquinone, that help reduce excess pigment. A newer product called elure contains lignin peroxidase a natural chemical found in trees that bleaches the color of tree bark. ...Read more

10

10
How to reduce hyperpigmentation on thigh's back?

I recommend seeing: Your dermatologist. Once the cause of hyperpigmentation is identified it might be possible to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
230 doctors shared insights

Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are darker than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or caused by ...Read more


Dr. Monib Zirvi
197 doctors shared insights

Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation is a clinical finding in which an area of skin is darker due ...Read more