Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Underactive Pituitary Gland Home Care

Home care for hypopituitarism includes:

  • Follow an exercise plan developed with your doctor.
  • Take your prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
    • Do not stop prescription medications without talking to your doctor.
  • Learn everything you can about hypopituitarism:
    • The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
    • Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
    • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Underactive Pituitary Gland Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hypopituitarism and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Underactive Pituitary Gland References
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  2. Smith JC. Hormone replacement therapy in hypopituitarism. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004 May;5(5):1023-31. [15155105]
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