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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a pituitary disorder?

One thing you should know if you are caring for someone with a pituitary disorder is that he or she can develop serious complications. One such complication is sudden bleeding, referred to as pituitary apoplexy. A severe headache, problems seeing, and a feeling of lightheadedness are symptoms of this condition. Emergency treatment is necessary in the case of pituitary apoplexy.

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