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What are the most common symptoms of panhypopituitarism?

What are the most common symptoms of panhypopituitarism?

Fatigue, no period: Due to a lack of stimulation to the thyroid and adrenals, untreated hypopituitarism causes fatigue. For women, loss of periods is usually the first symptom. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Panhypopituitarism (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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Can I die from panhypopituitarism if I ignore it?

Can I die from panhypopituitarism if I ignore it?

Yes: This is one thing you definitely should not ignore. If you ignored it and you don't die, then you didn't have panhypopituitarism. Among other things, the pituitary control your adrenal and thyroid glands. Without adrenal and thyroid hormones, one will be severely sick and will most likely not live...Don't ignore this. It is a difficult diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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'what is affected when panhypopituitarism happen?

'what is affected when panhypopituitarism happen?

Subtle: In an adult, just feeling unwell, loss of sexual function / failure of lactation, "the blahs" -- the symptoms are subtle enough that many of these people end up being sent for mental health checks before a clever physician finally notices the lost pituitary gland. If a mass, headaches & visual field cuts. Have a high index of suspicion, and good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is panhypopituitarism inherited?

Can you tell me how is panhypopituitarism inherited?

Rare: Hi. Genetic causes of panhypopituitarism are very rare, and several involved genes have been described. Depending on the gene and its product's mechanism of action, panhypopit. can be expressed by getting only 1 mutant allele (autosomal dominant), by getting 2 mutant alleles (autosomal recessive), or X-chromosome linked, where generally only males get the panhypopit (females are carriers. Complex. ...Read more

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Panhypopituitarism--need a doctor! who takes care of it?

Endocrinologist: You should seek out an endocrinologist. If you go to the website of the american association of clinical endocrinologists there is a "find an endocrinolgist" section that will refer you to someone in your area. ...Read more

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Is it true that men with panhypopituitarism cannot have children?

Is it true that men with panhypopituitarism cannot have children?

Not true: They can have children. Steps to take 1. What is the cause of panhypopituitarism? Is it genetic 2. Are there sperm in ejaculate (detected by semen analysis) 3. If few sperm are found consideration is given to freeze them 4. If no sperm then consideration for treatment with injectable medications to increase sperm production. 5. Sperm are used for ivf and icsi. ...Read more

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Does anyone with panhypopituitarism gotten pregnant?

Does anyone with panhypopituitarism gotten pregnant?

Not without assist: Pregnancy is the least of the issues if you are not making any pituitary hormones replacing hormones is necessary including those that stimulate ovulation of ovaries you will need to see endocrinologist and infertility specialist in my opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe emotional anxiety and panhypopituitarism?

What to do if I have severe emotional anxiety and panhypopituitarism?

Coordinate care: with your medical team, primary care, specialists, psychologist and psychiatrist, it is especially important for all doctors to coordinate medication treatments. As with any chronic illness, there is emotional fallout. Having a psychotherapist to speak to about your anxiety will help you manage the illness as well as possible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for panhypopituitarism?

What is the treatment for panhypopituitarism?

Multiple replacement: True panhypopituitarism generally requires replacement with multiple hormones and may even require tx for excess urination due to diabetes insipidus. Severe panhypopit is often a medical emergency. Pay careful attention to the advice of your endocrinologist. Also, find out the cause of the deficiency because other tx (such as surgery) may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have panhypopituitarism and I am cortisol dependant. Is there a diet pill out there that would be safe for me to use?

I have panhypopituitarism and I am cortisol dependant. Is there a diet pill out there that would be safe for me to use?

None: There are no totally safe effective diet pills, particularly the otc garbage that's sold in local stores, by your friends, advertised on tv or on the internet. Why look for pills, why not get on a regimen of diet and exercise instead. It actually can work and won't harm you. ...Read more