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Hypopituitarism Symptoms:

Note: Symptoms may develop slowly and may vary greatly depending upon the severity of the disorder and the number of deficient hormones and their target organs.

Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

Signs and tests:

This disease may also alter the results of the following tests:

HPA Axis: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal Axis Modelling

From Methodist Health Care System

What are the symptoms of hypopituitarism?

Symptoms vary depending on what hormones are insufficiently produced by the
pituitary gland. The following are common symptoms associated with reduced
production of certain hormones:

Insufficient gonadotropins production (luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone)

In premenopausal women, this leads to absent
menstrual cycles, infertility, vaginal dryness, and loss
of some female characteristics. In men, this deficiency leads to impotence, shriveling of testes,
decreased sperm production, infertility, and loss of some male characteristics.

Insufficient growth hormone production

This usually produces no symptoms in adults. In children, this deficiency can lead to stunted growth and dwarfism.

Insufficient thyroid-stimulating
hormone production

This usually leads to an underactive thyroid and may cause confusion, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, and dry skin.

Insufficient corticotrophic production

This rare deficiency leads to an underactive adrenal gland, resulting in low blood pressure, a low blood sugar level, fatigue, and a low tolerance for stress.

Insufficient prolactin production

This rare deficiency may cause an inability to produce
breastmilk after childbirth in some women.

The symptoms of hypopituitarism may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult a physician for diagnosis.

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