Hypopituitarism in children is when the pituitary gland doesn’t make enough of certain hormones. The pituitary gland is a small gland under the brain. It makes hormones involved with growth, metabolism, blood pressure, blood sugar and more.
Symptoms of hypopituitarism vary based on the hormones involved. Kids may have growth problems, weight loss, slow sexual development and fatigue. Nemours pediatric endocrinologists are experts in pituitary disorders. We help your child grow up healthy.
In children, hypopituitarism is often caused by a non-cancerous tumor, head injury, infection or problem with the immune system. Treatment depends on the cause. We work to restore the hormones your child needs so they can feel and live better.
We may use medicines to reduce symptoms and replace certain hormones. In some cases, surgery can help. Hypopituitarism is a lifelong condition. We watch over your child as they grow.
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