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How do you know if you have hypopituitarism?

How do you know if you have hypopituitarism?

Hypopituitarism is an underactive pituitary gland that results in deficiency of one or more pituitary hormones. Symptoms of hypopituitarism depend on what hormone is deficient and may include short height, infertility, intolerance to cold, fatigue, and an inability to produce breast milk.

What is the most common cause of adult onset hypopituitarism?

We have confirmed that the most common cause of hypopituitarism is a nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma (40.5%), followed by congenital causes (14.6%), prolactinomas and GH-secreting adenomas equally (7.0% and 7.2%), and craniopharyngiomas (5.9%).

When should you suspect hypopituitarism?

Crisis should be suspected in the setting of unexplained fever, dehydration, or shock out of proportion to severity of current illness.

What are the symptoms of a damaged pituitary gland?

Common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety or depression.
  • Diabetes.
  • Hair loss.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Irregular menstrual periods.
  • Unexpected breast milk production.
  • Low energy or low sex drive.
  • Stunted growth or unusual growth spurts.

Can Covid cause hypopituitarism?

These previous findings of a mild COVID-19 in hypoadrenal subjects infected with SARS-CoV-2 is substantially confirmed by three of our cases of hospitalized patients with hypopituitarism and documented adrenal insufficiency (Table ​1) [94].

What doctor treats hypopituitarism?

A doctor who specializes in endocrine disorders (endocrinologist) may monitor your symptoms and the levels of these hormones in your blood to ensure you’re getting the appropriate amounts.

Is hypopituitarism life-threatening?

Clinical presentation of hypopituitarism in the neonate may be variable, ranging from absent to severe nonspecific symptoms and may be life-threatening in patients with adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency.

Who gets hypopituitarism?

Hypopituitarism (an underactive pituitary gland) is rare in children. When a child has hypopituitarism, the pituitary gland has lost its ability to make one, some or all pituitary hormones. The condition is often permanent, but very treatable.