Sheehan's syndrome is damage to a woman's pituitary gland caused by
severe bleeding or extremely low blood pressure during childbirth. The damaged
gland is unable to make normal amounts of certain hormones, including prolactin
(the hormone that triggers the breasts to produce milk).
Symptoms of Sheehan's syndrome can include problems with milk
production, low blood pressure, low blood sugar level, and increased heart
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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