Hormone Suppressive Therapy
Because hypothalamic hamartoma affects the area of your brain that regulates hormonal development, it can create a significant hormonal imbalance. Your medical team will work with you to help you manage hormonal imbalances.
Hormone suppressive therapy seeks to regulate the hormonal disturbances that can accompany hypothalamic hamartoma with medications. For example, precocious puberty is a condition in which puberty begins before age 8 for girls and before age 9 for boys. Leuprolide is a treatment that can help to suppress these overactive hormones that are caused by hypothalamic hamartoma.