Hypopituitarism is considered a progressive disorder, meaning the symptoms appear suddenly in most cases, but develop at a slower pace. Because the pituitary gland controls a variety of hormones in the body, the symptoms of this rare condition are numerous and varied, depending on which hormone is affected. Weakness and fatigue are common symptoms. Weight loss, decreased sex drive, anemia, hot flashes, stomach pain, and facial puffiness may also occur. Pituitary dysfunction can also cause cognitive issues and depression. Men may experience hair loss or impotence.
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