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      Category : Health Centers > Endocrine Disorders


Alternate Names : Pituitary Gland Deficiency

Hypopituitarism | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Usually, nothing can be done to prevent this condition.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

The decrease in pituitary activity may be permanent. If so, a person will need hormone medications for the rest of his or her life. If left untreated, very low levels of thyroid hormone or adrenal hormone can result in death. The underlying condition causing hypopituitarism may have its own long-term effects.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others.

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Hypopituitarism: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 05/01/01

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