Hypopituitarism is when the pituitary gland does not make enough of one or more hormones. The pituitary gland is at the base of the brain. It makes hormones that affect how other glands in the body make hormones. This means hypopituitarism can cause lower levels of hormones from other glands as well.
The pituitary gland can affect:
Sex organ function
Thyroid gland function
Breast milk production and other aspects of pregnancy and birth
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