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Diseases » Hypopituitarism » Summary
 

What is Hypopituitarism?

What is Hypopituitarism?

  • Hypopituitarism: A disorder caused by reduced pituitary hormone levels. Hormones produce by the pituitary gland produces growth hormones, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, antidiuretic hormone and others.
  • Hypopituitarism: Diminution or cessation of secretion of one or more hormones from the anterior pituitary gland (including LH; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE; SOMATOTROPIN; and CORTICOTROPIN). This may result from surgical or radiation ablation, non-secretory PITUITARY NEOPLASMS, metastatic tumors, infarction, PITUITARY APOPLEXY, infiltrative or granulomatous processes, and other conditions.
    Source - Diseases Database

Hypopituitarism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hypopituitarism, or a subtype of Hypopituitarism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hypopituitarism: Introduction

Types of Hypopituitarism:

Broader types of Hypopituitarism:

How serious is Hypopituitarism?

Complications of Hypopituitarism: see complications of Hypopituitarism

What causes Hypopituitarism?

Causes of Hypopituitarism: see causes of Hypopituitarism

What are the symptoms of Hypopituitarism?

Symptoms of Hypopituitarism: see symptoms of Hypopituitarism

Complications of Hypopituitarism: see complications of Hypopituitarism

Can anyone else get Hypopituitarism?

More information: see contagiousness of Hypopituitarism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Hypopituitarism

Hypopituitarism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hypopituitarism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hypopituitarism.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Hypopituitarism: see treatments for Hypopituitarism
Research for Hypopituitarism: see research for Hypopituitarism

Society issues for Hypopituitarism


Hospitalization statistics for Hypopituitarism: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hypopituitarism:

  • 0.016% (2,061) of hospital consultant episodes were for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Hypopituitarism:

Organs and body systems related to Hypopituitarism include:

Name and Aliases of Hypopituitarism

Main name of condition: Hypopituitarism

Other names or spellings for Hypopituitarism:

under-active pituitary

Adenohypophyseal hyposecretion, Pituitary failure Source - Diseases Database

Hypopituitarism: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hypopituitarism:

 

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