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what is panhypopituitarism?how bad is it what can u do 2 helt it

By Anonymous October 18, 2011 - 7:45am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHer and thank you for your post!
The pituitary gland is in the brain. It produces important hormones. In hypopituitarism the gland does not produce enough hormones. In panhypopituitarism the gland does not produce any hormones. The pituitary gland shuts down. It is most noticeable in children. Their growth is stunted. Dwarfism can occur.

This condition is most often caused by damage to the gland.

In children, damage to the pituitary gland may be caused by:

Genetic factors
Tumor on the pituitary gland
Cancer that has spread
No known cause

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing panhypopituitarism:

Receiving damage to the pituitary gland (eg, trauma, radiation , cancer spread, postpartum hemorrhage )

Having a tumor on the pituitary gland

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and treatment information can be found here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/panhypopituitarism/symptoms

Hope this helps,


October 18, 2011 - 7:56am
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