Prolactin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland, named because of its role in lactation. It also has wider ranging functions in the body:-

    Acting on the reproductive system
  • Influences behaviour and
  • Regulates the immune system.
  • Regulation of fluids (osmoregulation).
  • Metabolic functions.
This Prolactin is commonly called as “Milk Hormone”. The condition of having too much Prolactin is known as Hyperprolactinaemia.


  • Unwanted production of milk.
  • Dtisturbances in menstrual cycle.
  • Oestrogen deficiency in women
  • Testosterone deficiency in males.

Certain medicines like antidepressants, oestrogens, may lead to hyperprolactinaemia.

The condition of having less Prolactin is known as Hypoprolactinaemia.


It’s a rare condition. It occurs due to under-activity of pituitary gland and thus may lead to less milk production after delivery.


It is a benign(not cancerous) Prolactin producing tumor in pituitary gland.


  • Headaches
  • Vision problems (if tumor pits pressure on optic nerve)
  • Galactorrhoea.


A simple blood test will show about your Prolactin levels. It may be used as a part of work up for

  • Irregular periods.
  • Fertility problems
  • Some kind of thyroid or adrenal gland dysfunction.
  • Anorexia
  • Poly cystic ovarian syndrome(PCOD)


There are beautiful, mild, harmless medicines and there are amazing cases in Homoeopathy which help to completely resolve Prolactin issues without any kind of suppression. It helps an individual to even combat the stress caused due to the illness suffered.

Not only Prolactin issues, in turn homoeopathy helps to treat PCOD, Hormonal imbalance, Thyroid dysfunction, Infertility and so on.

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