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What is Hypopituitarism

Written by Dr. White, Published on July 25th, 2018

Hypopituitarism is a medical condition in which the pituitary gland is unable to sufficiently produce hormones that are normally produced by the gland. There are a number of hormones that are produced by the pituitary, and Hypopituitarism can refer to a deficiency in any individual hormone, as well as multiple hormones. This deficiency can be partial or total. Many forms of Hypopituitarism, especially Total Hormone Deficiencies, are quite rare, whereas other, partial and age-related forms of Hypopituitarism are more common. What is the Pituitary Gland and Where is It Located? The pituitary gland is located at the base of the human brain, it is relatively small, but it performs vital functions necessary to maintain hormone homeostasis. The pituitary is around the size and shape of a lima bean. You can approximate the location of the pituitary gland by moving directly back from the nose to just behind the midpoint of the skull, right between the ears. Although the pituitary is quite small, it has an enormous amount of influence on the body, with its reach extending to nearly every organ and physiological process of the body. Processes that the pituitary gland is directly involved in include reproduction, blood pressure, and

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