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Hypopituitarism Definition

Definition

The pituitary gland is in the brain. It produces important hormones. These hormones control the production of other glands in the body.

The pituitary gland is responsible for many body functions, including the following:

  • Growth
  • Blood pressure
  • Sex organ function
  • Thyroid gland function
  • Breast milk production and other aspects of pregnancy
  • Conversion of food into energy
  • Water balance in the body

Hypopituitarism is an insufficient production of one or more hormones. It is not a common disorder. A problem in the pituitary can cause the amount of hormones from other glands to diminish as well. This can be a serious problem. It will require care from your doctor.

Pituitary Gland

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