× Hypopituitarism is a general term that refers to any under function of the pituitary gland. This is a clinical definition used by endocrinologists and is interpreted to mean that one or more functions of the pituitary are deficient.


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I have been told by an endocrinologist that there is some evidence that endocrine disorders may be hereditary, but not the same disorder necessarily. For instance, I have hypopituitarism. My maternal grandmother had Addison's disease. My mother's sister and her daughter had Grave's disease prior to having their cancerous thyroids removed and irradiated.
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Does anyone have experience of genetic Hypopituitarism ? I am looking for help (not treatment) for a family member , now 60, with lifelong short-term memory impairments combined with Hypogonadism , very thin skin, zero libido lifelong and much paler than other family members. Debilitating mood fluctuations , muscle weakness and fatigue. These symptoms and the familial aspect are not considered together in the uk and risk being dismissed as a Psychological issue if questioned. (There is very little in Medicine which is easier than undermining the credibility of the patient) It is the short-term memory problem , apparent in the wider family which has been most problematic in education and in attempts to earn a living. Quality of life has been devastated and another generation is now affected. I note that a firm in Cambridge (England) , related to the university ,offers genetic testing , including one for Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency. (Unfortunately for c £1000) The benefit potentialy would be try to make sense of the more ill-defined symptoms. So my question is - does anyone have thoughts or experience on this ? www.geneadviser.com/#q=Combined+Pituitary
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