Symptoms

The signs of hypopituitarism can easily be overlooked as they often, though not always, develop gradually. They vary depending on which pituitary hormones are affected. They include:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty in coping with stress
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Nauseous feelings
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss or gain
  • A smaller appetite
  • Discomfort in the abdomen
  • Feeling cold
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of armpit or pubic hair
  • Hoarseness
  • Thirst and excessive urination
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Men may also experience
    • Loss of interest in sex
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Decrease in facial or body hair
  • Women may experience
    • Absent or infrequent periods
    • Infertility
    • Inability to produce breast milk
  • Children may experience
    • Stunted growth
    • Delayed sexual development
    • Impotence in adulthood
  • However all these symptoms can be treated by hormone replacement.
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