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Sheehan syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Postpartum hypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitary syndrome
  • Postpartum pituitary necrosis
  • Simmond's disease
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How is Sheehan syndrome treated?

Treatment involved lifelong estrogen and progesterone hormone replacement therapy. Thyroid and adrenal hormones also must be taken.[1][2] 
Last updated: 8/25/2011

  1. Vorvick L, Storck S. Sheehan syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2008; Accessed 2/23/2010.
  2. Sheehan's syndrome. 2009; Accessed 2/23/2010.