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Symptoms by Mind Map: Symptoms
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Symptoms

Possible Affecting areas (Males): Decreased sexual interest A noticed enlargement of breast tissue headaches

Possible affecting areas (Females): Breast tenderness Stopping of menstruation Headaches Decreased Sexual Interest Nipple Discharge

Suspected: Prolactinoma A benign, noncancerous tumor of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone, prolactin.

Hormone

Prolactin

Gland: Mammary Gland

Located: Pituitary gland

Treatments

-Bromocriptine and Cabergoline containing medicine (reduces prolactin levels) -Radiotherapy with radiation or gamma knife -Surgery (recommended as last resort, as medicine is very effective)

Diagnosis

The blood will be tested for high prolactin levels. If this is so, next the thyroid will be tested using MRI, magnetic resonance imaging. This detects pituitary tumors and their size.

Cause

Stress is the suspected factor, as medical technology cannot determine the cause yet.

milk production

sexual refractory period after orgasm

Erectile disfunction

Childhood Symptoms

hypoglycemia and jaundice

New node

Delayed physical growth i.e. bone maturation & puberty

Slower muscular development = delayed motor skills

Cherubic facial features characterized by maxillary hypoplasia & forehead prominence

Sparse hair growth & forehead prominence

Adult Symptoms

(males) Baldness

Reduced bone mass & osteoporosis

Reduced quality of energy levels

Impaired concentration & memory loss

Increased waistline body fat

Insulin resistance

Cardiac dysfunction

Suspected: Growth Hormone Deficiency

Hormone

Growth Hormone

Gland

Anterior Pituitary

Causes

Mutations of specific genes