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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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Treatment


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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

References
  1. Vorvick L, Storck S. Sheehan syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2008; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001175.htm. Accessed 2/23/2010.
  2. Sheehan's syndrome. MayoClinic.com. 2009; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/sheehans-syndrome/DS00889/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 2/23/2010.