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Sheehan Syndrome

Causes of Sheehan Syndrome

Sheehan syndrome is caused by severe bleeding during childbirth. This bleeding damages and causes tissue death in the pituitary gland, the gland located at the base of the brain that produces hormones that stimulate breast milk production, control the thyroid and adrenal glands, and control growth and reproductive functions.

Risk factors associated with severe bleeding during childbirth and, hence, Sheehan syndrome include multiple pregnancies and problems with the placenta. 

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