March 21, 2012

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …

Posted in FATIGUE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 pm by PCOSLady

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …
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The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis series
Reaired January 28, 2009
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‘The Girl Who Couldn’t Wake Up”
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Her Story;
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081207/FEAT05/812070332/1023 … (link deleted)
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Mayo Clinic:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypopituitarism/DS00479/DSECTION=symptoms
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Symptoms
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Hypopituitarism is often progressive. Although the signs and symptoms can occur suddenly, usually they tend to develop gradually. They are sometimes vague and subtle and may be overlooked for many months or even years…
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Signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which pituitary hormones are deficient.
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The signs and symptoms may include:
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~ Fatigue
~ Headaches
~ Low tolerance for stress
~ Muscle weakness
~ Nausea
~ Constipation
~ Weight loss or gain
~ A decline in appetite
~ Abdominal discomfort
~ Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
~ Visual disturbances
~ Loss of underarm and pubic hair
~ Joint stiffness
~ Hoarseness
~ Facial puffiness
~ Thirst and excess urination
~ Low blood pressure
~ Light headed when standing
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If you’re a man, you may also have signs and symptoms such as:
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~ Loss of interest in sexual activity
~ Erectile dysfunction
~ Decrease in facial or body hair
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If you’re a woman, you may develop:
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~ Irregular or no menstrual periods
~ Infertility
~ Inability to produce milk for breast-feeding
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Children may experience:
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~ Stunted growth
~ Short stature
~ Slowed sexual development
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When to see a doctor
If you develop signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism, see your doctor to determine the cause..
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Also, if certain signs or symptoms of hypopituitarism develop suddenly — a severe headache or visual disturbances, confusion, or a drop in blood pressure — contact your doctor immediately. Such symptoms could represent sudden bleeding into the pituitary (pituitary apoplexy), which requires prompt medical attention.
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Follow the Mayo Clinic link for complete information….
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My exhusband has suffered most all of the 1st list of symptoms all his life… Of late they have progressed aggressively… Doctors and hospitals have never found this diagnosis… I caught it watching Mystery Diagnosis and researched it on the net…. He felt totally relieved when i read him the symptoms to have found a diagnosis fitting his symptoms like a glove…
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Note:
~ Some symptoms overlap those of PCOS and Fatigue… They are hormone disorders… Men, women and children are effected differently and treatment varies for each person…
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Resources:
~ www.Hormone.org
~ www.Pituitary.org
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Sites
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http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/pituitary?start=1
~ American Association for Clinical Chemistry … Lab tests Online…

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3 Comments »

  1. pcoslady said,

    March 21, 2012: My close friend’s MD dismissed all his symptoms! He is demanding a referral to see an endocrinologist for a 2nd opinion… His MD only diagnosed him with Prandial Fatigue(sp)… Which only covers a few of his symptoms… After researching all his symptoms and doing a home test we found he has Agrenal Fatigue… Now i know he may have Hypopituitarism as well…

    POINT: Write down all your symptoms then research them… Be sure to find everything covering all your symptoms…

    2nd Opinion: Seek a second opinion if your doctor does not consider all your concerns and symptoms… A second opinion is your right and insurance companies usually cover them!

    YOU know your body!
    YOU are in control of your body!
    Knowledge is POWER!

  2. Awesome post.

  3. How can you tell the difference between a wet dream and just bedwetting?


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