A tiny gland situated below the brain in the skull base, the pituitary produces a list of important hormones that help to control and set off a cascade of additional, essential endocrine effects in the body.
The Pituitary Gland is often referred to as the Master Gland. It is located in the skull, beneath the brain and it secretes a large number of hormones that are needed to maintain control of the all important endocrine system.
These vital hormones are in charge of your thyroid, growth, temperature, urine production and reproductive functions including the production of testosterone in men and the production of estrogen in women.
Injuries or pituitary tumors are two causes of pituitary disorders. Pituitary disorders occur when the gland produces too much or too little of a hormone. These hormonal imbalances can be felt throughout the body, affecting everything from muscle mass to metabolism to fertility.
“Endocrinologist” Endocrinologists offers a variety of options for managing or treating pituitary disorders, including hormone therapy, and in some cases, radiation or surgery.
Your treatment plan will be highly individualized and based on your personal health history and hormone needs.
Pituitary disease symptoms include:
Irregular menstrual periods
Decreased body hair
Abnormal breast milk production
Buildup of fat in the face, back and chest
Tumors of the pituitary gland often involve neurosurgery because the pressure of the tumor against any other area in the brain may create other problems.
Our Endocrinologists will test your blood, take your medical history and make note of any symptoms you experience in order to make a confirmation of the problems you are experiencing. They will work with your team or provide the necessary care themselves.