Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder where the pituitary gland does not produce the correct hormone. In some cases, can be more than one hormone that is not produced. It can be a result of dysfunction of the thalamus or the Pituitary Gland.
It often results in the decrease amount [secretion] of hormones from the pituitary gland. This gland is a kidney-bean sized gland at the base of your brain.
Panhypopotuitarism is a term used to show a decrease in most of the eight hormones from the pituitary.
1.) Genetic causes
6.) Carcinomas [Cancer]
*** Osteolytic bone lesions may be seen on X-ray
**Hormones involved: Gonadotropin [LH, FSH], TSH, ACTH, GH deficiency
– Loss of body hair
– Decreased menses
– Change in weight
Dopamine agonists [Used for cancers called Prolactinomas]
. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) – [Adrenal insufficiency]
. Levothroxine – [Hypothyroidism]
. Testosterone -[Male Hypogonadism]
. Estradiol -[Female Hypogonadism]
– Followed by an specialist in Endocrinology