Hypopituitary Topic Guide
Hypopituitary: Hypopituitaryism is a condition in which the small gland at the base of the brain doesn't produce enough hormones to signal production in the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, gonads, and others. The pituitary gland is essential in controlling the endocrine system. Symptoms of hypopituitaryism are varied, depending on the deficient hormone. Treatment includes hormone replacement therapy.
Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children Growth hormone deficiency is a disorder of the pituitary gland in the brain which produces growth hormone. A lack of growth hormone in children causes abnormally slow growth; and the deficiency may be caused by a birth defect or any number of acquired conditions like brain cancer or infection. Depending on the cause of the deficiency, children may have to receive growth hormone injections or other therapy as the underlying condition warrants.
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