Hyperprolactinemia

Hyperprolactinemia is a medical condition caused by abnormally high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood. It can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, breast milk production, and infertility in women, and impotence, infertility, and reduced libido in men. Hyperprolactinemia is often caused by underlying conditions such as a tumor, medication use, or chronic dehydration, and can be diagnosed with a blood test. Treatment may involve removing a tumor or adjusting the dose of a medication, and in some cases, medication may be prescribed to lower prolactin levels. Ultimately, hyperprolactinemia can be effectively treated, allowing people to live a normal life.


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Editor-in-chief: Xiang-Yang Zhang, University of Texas at Houston, Medical School.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. The cause of schizophrenia is still unclear.