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.Read More
The symptoms of Sheehan’s Syndrome may develop gradually, or increase over time.
Sheehan’s Syndrome is a rare disease and the disease is not always easy to diagnose.
Sheehan’s Syndrome symptoms are frequently misinterpreted and given incorrect labels.
The symptom of extreme fatigue associated with Sheehan’s Syndrome is often categorized with motherhood.
While Sheehan’s Syndrome symptoms usually appear over a period of months or even years some women may have Sheehan Syndrome symptoms immediately.
The symptoms of Sheehan’s Syndrome are caused by the hormone deficiencies of the pituitary gland a.k.a Master Gland.
Sheehan Syndrome Symptoms:
Difficulty breastfeeding ( lack of breast milk)
Irregular heartbeat (May feel like a racy heartbeat at times.)
No menstrual periods (amenorrhea) or infrequent menstruation (oligomenorrhea)
The loss of pubic or underarm hair
Slow mental function (forgetfulness and brain fog)
Weight gain even when dieting
Difficulty staying warm (this is a result of an underactive thyroid)
Low blood pressure (May feel light headed and dizzy)
Fatigue (So exhausted you can barely move out of bed)
Loss of interest in sexual activity