As an ambulatory surgery center, we try not only to handle the complication, but also help you avoid getting complicated surgery altogether by way of educating you on the subject of various underreported illnesses. Today, we talk about hyperprolactinaemia.
Hyperprolactinemia (also called hyperprolactinaemia) is an illness characterized by the presence of above-average levels of prolactin (luteotropin) in the blood. The core purpose of luteotropin is stimulating breast milk production after childbirth, that means that above-average luteotropin levels are perfectly normal during the pregnancy. This hormone also affects estrogen and testosterone in both males and females.
We are going to split the symptoms into three categories for your convenience.
Symptoms in females:
Symptoms in males:
Symptoms in both sexes:
The main causes include:
Hyperprolactinaemia is usually diagnosed via blood test and MRI. There are several complications that can happen if hyperprolactinaemia is left undiagnosed and untreated, including complete loss of vision, severe hormone deficiency, and complications of pregnancy.
With all of that information in mind, let’s go over most common hyperprolactinaemia treatment methods: