Medical Treatments

Emory's neuro-endocrinologist developes personalized medical tratment plans for certain types of pituitary disorders including:

Deficient HormoneSymptomsTreatment

GH

Adults: Decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, elevated cholesterol, low bone density (osteoporosis), impaired psychological well-being, poor quality of life

Recombinant Human Growth Hormone given once daily as an injection under the skin

LH/FSH

Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, irregular or absent menses, decreased body hair, decreased muscle strength, hot flashes, mood changes

Men: Testosterone given as either topical gel, patch or injections
Women: Estrogen and Progesterone given as either topical patch or pills

ACTH

Poor appetite, nausea, weakness, vomiting, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, dizziness, body aches

Hydrocortisone or Prednisone given as daily pills

TSH

Fatigue, weakness, cold intolerance, dry skin, constipation, heavy/painful menses, weight gain, memory loss, mood disturbance

Levothyroxine given as daily pills (some examples include Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid or Armour Thyroid)

Prolactin

Inability to lactate

No treatment available

Vasopressin (ADH)

Increased thirst and frequent urination

DDAVP given either as daily pills or nasal spray

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