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Hypopituitarism - How is Treatment Followed?

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When hormone replacement treatment is first started, it may take time to determine the patient’s response and to find the best dose. Thus, frequent visits with the endocrinologist and repeated blood tests may be needed. After the optimal hormone dose is determined, a patient should be monitored every 6 months. Ideally, all patient symptoms should be further evaluated by blood tests. This is particularly important for patients who have received pituitary or whole brain radiation, since loss of pituitary function may occur at any time.