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Sheehan’s Syndrome Support Group Information

  Sheehan Syndrome Resources Support Organizations for Sheehan’s Syndrome and Other Pituitary Gland Disorders Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Phone: (301) 251-4925 Toll-free: (888) 205-2311 Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/ Pituitary Network Association P.O. Box 1958 Thousand Oaks CA, 91358 Phone: (805) 499-9973 Email: info@pituitary.org Website: http://pituitary.org Hormone Health Network Endocrine Society…

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What Is Sheehan’s Syndrome?

How Sheehan's Syndrome Happens

What is Sheehan’s Syndrome? 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…

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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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Lab Tests for Sheehan’s Syndrome

LAB TESTS FOR SHEEHAN’S SYNDROME Lab tests for Sheehan’s Syndrome (Hypopituitarism) can be extremely frustrating and expensive. First, please note that health insurance and your ability to pay for medical appointments does matter.  I am extremely fortunate to have PPO insurance. My PPO insurance allows me to see almost any specialist without a referral. I…

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