Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.
Partes de la Interestatal 65 en el centro de Indianápolis estarán cerradas para reparaciones de puentes que empiezan en o después del 1 de Julio. La construcción puede afectar el viaje a los centros hospitalarios de IU Health en el área.
the base of the brain, the pituitary gland produces eight hormones that control
development and other endocrine glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands.
Hypopituitarism occurs when the pituitary gland does not make some or all of these
Hypopituitarism causes a variety of symptoms and conditions based on the hormone or hormones not being produced by the pituitary gland.
Hormones produced and/or released by the pituitary gland include:
Hypopituitarism may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (developed later in life). Congenital hypopituitarism is caused by a missing, underdeveloped or incorrectly located pituitary gland. Acquired hypopituitarism is often caused by damage to the pituitary gland. Conditions that may damage the pituitary gland include brain infection, brain hemorrhage, head trauma, stroke or a tumor in the brain, pituitary gland or hypothalamus. Brain surgery or radiation treatment may also cause damage to the pituitary gland.
Doctors at Riley at IU Health use the following exams and tests to diagnose hypopituitarism:
Hypopituitarism requires treatment with one or more medicines to replace the hormone or hormones that are not being produced by the pituitary gland:
For most cases of hypopituitarism in children, treatment is lifelong.
Visit the links below to learn more about hypopituitarism and discover support groups and resources.
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.