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What Is Sheehan’s Syndrome Caused By?

sheehans syndrome symptoms

What Is Sheehan’s Syndrome Caused By?   Sheehan’s Syndrome is caused by a restriction of blood supply to the pituitary gland during or after childbirth. A woman who hemorrhages or losses too much blood during childbirth may experience a restriction of blood supply to the pituitary gland.  The lack of blood flow to the pituitary glands can…

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WHAT IS SHEEHAN SYNDROME?

Learn what is Sheehan Syndrome? What are the symptoms of Sheehan Syndrome? Pituitary Gland hormones, and how to understand Sheehan’s Syndrome.

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Sheehan’s Syndrome

Pituitary Gland Function

The rare disease Sheehan’s Syndrome is a disease that affects the function of the pituitary gland and is caused by severe blood loss during or after childbirth. The loss of blood to the pituitary gland may destroy hormone producing tissue. When necrosis of the pituitary gland occurs the pituitary may lose some or all of its function.

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What Is Cushing’s Syndrome?

cushings syndrome symptoms

Cushing’s Syndrome happens when too much cortisol hormone is released into the body’s bloodstream.

Too much cortisol hormone released into the bloodstream can cause havoc on the body.
What Is Cortisol?

Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands.

The hormone cortisol is essential for your body’s fight or flight response.

When the cortisol hormone enters your body it;

Helps your body respond to stress
Reduces inflammation
Increases how your body metabolisms glucose
Helps in the regulation of your blood pressure

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