Sheehan Syndrome/Postpartum Hypopituitarism

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What is Sheehan’s syndrome?

Sheehan syndrome is a condition in which there is excess bleeding in women during childbirth.
In Sheehan syndrome severe blood loss deprives the body of oxygen and low blood pressure which can lead to serious damage to vital tissues and organs especially pituitary gland.
In Sheehan syndrome severe blood loss deprives the body of oxygen and low blood pressure which can lead to serious damage to vital tissues and organs especially pituitary gland.
Sheehan syndrome is also known as postpartum hypopituitarism.

Causes of Sheehan’s syndrome?

Sheehan’s syndrome is caused by severe blood loss during/ after childbirth. This excess blood loss damages the pituitary gland, destroying hormone-producing tissue.
Pituitary gland secretes following hormones–
• Growth hormone (GH)-Hormone controls bones and tissue growth.
• Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH).
• Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
• Luteinizing hormone (LH).
• Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
• Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
• Prolactin.

Symptoms of sheehan’s syndrome?

-Inability to breast-feed
-Fatigue
-weight loss
-Lack of menstrual bleeding
-Loss of hair
-Low blood pressure
-Constipation
-Intolerance to cold
-Low blood sugar
-Anemia
-Low sodium level
-Slowed mental function,
-weight gain

Can you get pregnant with Sheehan’s syndrome?

A woman may face difficulties to conceive, if suffering from Sheehan’s syndrome as her body is not producing enough FSH.

What is pituitary insufficiency?

Pituitary insufficiency means when the pituitary gland does not able to produce one or more hormones.

What does the pituitary control?

Pituitary gland has two parts (anterior and posterior) which helps to regulate the functions of endocrine glands and also regulates growth, metabolism and body composition.

Investigations for Sheehan syndrome?

-Blood tests for checking the levels of pituitary hormones
-MRI
-CT Scan

Treatment for Sheehan syndrome?

-Hormone replacement therapy (estrogen and progesterone)
-Corticosteroids (hydrocortisone or prednisone)

Complications of Sheehan syndrome?

The most serious complication is adrenal crisis, and a state that can lead to extremely low blood pressure, shock, coma and death.

-High cholesterol
-Menstrual irregularities

For more information, you can visit Wikipedia and NCBI.

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