Two Forms of Sheehan’s Syndrome

Types of Sheehan's Syndrome Two Forms of Sheehan’s Syndrome

There appears to be two forms of the Sheehan Syndrome disorder;

  • A Chronic Form
  • An Acute Form

The type of Sheehan’s Syndrome, a woman suffers from depends on the amount of damage to their Pituitary Gland’s cells.

An Acute Sheehan’s Syndrome disorder reflects considerable damage, so Sheehan Syndrome symptoms become apparent soon after delivery.

Whereas, in Chronic Sheehan Syndrome cases, Sheehan Syndrome symptoms may not appear for months or years after birth because the volume of damage to the Pituitary Gland is not as serve.

Symptoms of Sheehan’s Syndrome 

May include the some or all of the following symptoms;

  • Inability to breast-feed 
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of menstrual cycle
  • Loss of pubic and axillary hair
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Salt Cravings



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