Hypopituitarism is disorder which occurs due to failure of the pituitary gland to secrete hormones which stimulate the gland's function. Patients diagnosed with hypopituitarism may be deficient in one single hormone, several hormones, or have complete pituitary failure. The symptoms of Hypopituigtarism include decreased appetite, fatigue, anemia, weight loss, hoarse voice, thirst and excessive urination, short stature in children, abdominal discomfort.
Hypopituitarism is treated by removing the tumor through Radiation therapy. Another way is by hormone medicines to replace hormones that are no longer made by organs under the control of the pituitary gland like Corticosteroids (cortisol), growth hormone, sex hormones, thyroid hormone.
60% of hospital consultant episodes for hypofunction and other disorders of pituitary gland were single day episodes in 2002-03.