Pituitary/Hypothalamic Failure

Hypopituitarism is a condition caused by failure of the pituitary gland, a bean-shaped gland at the base of the brain that produces hormones that regulate the body’s functioning.

Hypopituitarism occurs when the pituitary gland ceases to produce enough of one or more of its hormones, or ceases to produce them at all.

Hypopituitarism can cause a wide range of different problems, depending on which hormone is in short supply. Some of these problems include reproductive problems in adults, stunted growth in children, fatigue, weight gain, constipation, and low blood pressure. 

Learn more at the Yale Medical Group's Hypopituitarism online health resource.