Hypopituitarism

About- Hypopituitarism or underactive pituitary gland is a rare disorder in which the pituitary gland does not release enough one or more of its hormones.
 
Hormones produced by the pituitary gland
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
  • Antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Growth hormone (GH)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • Oxytocin
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
 
Symptoms-
 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Decreased facial or body hair in men
  • Development delay for children
  • Difficulty staying warm
  • Dry skin
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes for women
  • Inability to produce breast milk for women
  • Infertility
  • Irregular or absence of menstruation for women
  • Loss of pubic hair for women
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low libido
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Puffy Face
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Weight gain
 
Causes-
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain tumors
  • Certain medications
  • Family history
  • Head injuries
  • Hemochromatosis 
  • Histiocytosis X
  • Infections of the brain
  • Inflammation of the pituitary gland 
  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis
  • Meningitis
  • Pituitary gland tumors hypothalamus tumors
  • Postpartum pituitary necrosis
    Radiation treatment to the head or neck
  • Sarcoidosis 
  • Sheehan's syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syphilis
  • Traumatic brain injury in newborns, infants, and children
  • Tuberculosis
 
Specialist to visit
Endocrinologist
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.hormone.org
https://www.pituitary.org.uk
https://www.pituitarysociety.org

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