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Empty Sella Syndrome
May result in loss of pituitary functions: ceasing of menstrual periods, infertility, fatigue, and intolerance to stress/infection.
Feel weak, tired, and dizzy when standing up after sitting or lying down and may develop dark skin patches.
The fatty covering (myelin sheath) on nerve fibers in the brain is lost, and the adrenal gland degenerates, leading to progressive neurological disability and death.
Obesity, increased fat in the neck and shoulder area, and thin fragile skin that bruises easily and heals slowly.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
If untreated may lead to infertility, excessive hair growth, acne, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, and cancer.
Autoantibody 'thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin' (TSI) mimics the action of TSH on the thyroid
Autoimmune attack on thyroid causes it to become swollen and unable to synthesize sufficient hormone
Thyroid deficiency in newborns can lead to growth failure and permanent mental retardation
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