The Condition"...For patients with acute adrenal insufficiency, rapid intravenous administration of high dose steroids is essential to reverse the crisis..."
Underactivity of the pituitary gland, resulting in inadequate hormone production.
A deficiency of one or more pituitary hormones.
The Condition"...Deficient pituitary gland function can result from damage to either the pituitary or the area just above the pituitary, namely the hypothalamus..."
The Condition"...Below is a list of the hormones secreted by the pituitary and their functions ... prolactin (stimulates female breast development and milk production)..."
Deficient production of one or more hormones by the pituitary gland
The Condition"...Adrenal Hormones Deficiency of ACTH resulting in cortisol deficiency is the most dangerous and life-threatening of the hormonal deficiency syndromes..."
The Condition"...Below is a list of the hormones secreted by the pituitary and their functions ... luteinizing hormone (controls sexual function in males and females)..."
Recommendation DHEA"Six months of treatment with DHEA (at 30mg per day if over 45 years of age and 20mg per day if under 45 years of age) induced androgen effects on skin and axillary and pubic hair in a study of 38 women with androgen deficiency due..."
The Condition"...Treatment consists of cortisol administration or another similar steroid (like prednisone)..."
The Condition"Hypopituitarism is a general term that refers to any under-performance of the pituitary gland..." Our Question about your Total T4 level"When TSH and Total T4 are both low, a poorly-functioning pituitary gland is suspected..."
Deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland.
The Condition"... Homeopathic GH or IGF has been proven to provide benefits in blinded trials..."
The Condition"...Gonadotropins Women develop ovarian suppression with irregular periods or absence of periods ( amenorrhea), infertility, decreased libido, decreased vaginal secretions, breast atrophy, and osteoporosis..."
The Condition"...It may also be helpful for maintaining an adequate energy level, optimal cardiovascular status and some mental functions..."
Clinical condition characterized by a deficiency of one or more of the hormones produced by the hypophysis. Autoimmune hypophysitis can result in hypopituitarism.
The Condition"...With gradual onset of deficiency over days or weeks, symptoms are often vague and may include weight loss, fatigue, weakness, depression, apathy, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and hyperpigmentation..."
The Condition"...As the deficiency becomes more serious or has a more rapid onset (Addison crisis), symptoms of confusion, stupor, psychosis, abnormal electrolytes (low serum sodium, elevated serum potassium), and vascular collapse (low blood pressure and shock) can occur..."
A condition in which the pituitary gland does not make needed hormones.
Inadequate secretion of one or more pituitary hormones.
A condition in which the pituitary gland produces lower-than-normal amounts of its hormones.
The Condition"...Causes of hypopituitarism are tumors or lesions of various origins, congenital defects, trauma, radiation, surgery, encephalitis, hemochromatosis, and stroke..."
A medical term describing a situation where the body is deficient in one or more hormones that are produced by the pituitary gland.
Hypopituitarism (pronounced high-po-pi-TOO-i-tar-ism) is when the pituitary does not make enough of several different types of hormones, not just growth hormone. Some of these other hormones include thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Children who have hypopituitarism are usually normal in size at birth and have relatively normal growth when they are infants. But then, during childhood, growth slows down a lot.
The Condition"...Replacement therapy consists of a either T4 (thyroxine) and/or T3 (triiodothyronine)..." Our Question about your Total T4 level"When TSH and Total T4 are both low, a poorly-functioning pituitary gland is suspected..."
The Condition"...On testing, blood levels of testosterone are low and should be replaced..."
The Condition"...Men develop testicular suppression with decreased libido, impotence, decreased ejaculate volume, loss of body and facial hair, weakness, fatigue and often anemia..."