Hypothalamic dysfunction

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Hypothalamic dysfunction

Hypothalamic dysfunction refers to a condition in which the hypothalamus is not working properly. The hypothalamus produces hormones that control body temperature, hunger, moods, release of hormones from many glands such as the pituitary gland, sex drive, sleep, and thirst. The signs and symptoms patients have vary depending on the hormones missing. A number of different causes including anorexia, bleeding, genetic disorder, tumors, and more have been linked to hypothalamic dysfunction. Treatment depends on the cause of the hypothalamic dysfunction.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypothalamic dysfunction" returned 30 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rapid-onset obesity, hypoventilation, hypothalamic dysfunction, autonomic dysregulation and neuroendocrine tumor syndrome with a homogenous enlargement of the pituitary gland: a case report.
 

Author(s): Lama Aljabban, Lina Kassab, Nour Alhuda Bakoura, Mohammad Fayez Alsalka, Ismaeil Maksoud

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Rapid-onset obesity with hypoventilation, hypothalamic dysfunction, and autonomic dysregulation syndrome is a rare pediatric disorder with a variable sequence of clinical presentations, undefined etiology, and high risk of mortality. Our patient presented an unusual course of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rapid-onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation in Saudi Arabia.
 

Author(s): Adel S Al-Harbi, Abdullah Al-Shamrani, Baha A Al-Shawwa

Journal: Saudi Med J. 2016 Nov;37(11):1258-1260.

 

Rapid-onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) is a rare disease, but could be fatal if not diagnosed early. It mimics many other diseases and it may take few years after the onset of rapid obesity to have the other clinical features. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Psychiatric Symptoms in Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation Syndrome and its Treatment: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Habib Erensoy, Mehmet Emin Ceylan, Alper Evrensel

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2016 Jan;129(2):242-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypothalamic dysfunction" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hypothalamic Dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Fatigue and Weight Dysregulation.
 

Author(s): Kevin G Burfeind, Vijayshree Yadav, Daniel L Marks

Journal: Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Nov;16(11):98.

 

Signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis are usually attributed to demyelinating lesions in the spinal cord or cerebral cortex. The hypothalamus is a region that is often overlooked yet controls many important homeostatic functions, including those that are perturbed in multiple sclerosis. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Novel perspectives on hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction as a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
 

Author(s): Anika Hoffmann, Hermann L Müller

Journal: Minerva Endocrinol.. 2017 Jun;42(2):132-144.

 

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents a disease with a wide spectrum spanning from benign steatosis to steatohepatitis with fibrosis and scarring that can lead to cirrhosis. With increasing prevalence, NAFLD is developing into the leading indication for liver transplantation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis dysfunction in epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Aynara C Wulsin, Matia B Solomon, Michael D Privitera, Steve C Danzer, James P Herman

Journal: Physiol. Behav.. 2016 Nov;166():22-31.

 

Epilepsy is a common neurological disease, affecting 2.4million people in the US. Among the many different forms of the disease, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is one of the most frequent in adults. Recent studies indicate the presence of a hyperactive hypothalamopituitary- adrenocortical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

International Rapid-onset Obesity With Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation & Autonomic Dysregulation (ROHHAD) Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: ROHHAD; Rapid-Onset Obesity With Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017

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Last Updated: 17 May 2016

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Reproductive Hormones During Sustained Administration of Kisspeptin
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fertility Disorders; Hypothalamic Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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