What are Pituitary Disorders?
Pituitary Disorders are a group of endocrine conditions that affects your hormones produced by the pituitary gland.
The Pituitary gland (known as the master control gland) is a pea-sized organ located at the base of the brain. This master gland induces many hormones that move throughout the body and governs specific processes or stimulates other glands to produce other hormones.
Pituitary disorders commonly originate from benign, secretory, or non-secretory tumors. Secretory tumors produce too much of a hormone, while non-secretory tumors do not produce. Symptoms are based on the type of tumor, as well as whether it is location-anterior (front) or posterior (back) of the gland.
Symptoms of Pituitary Disorders
- Mood/Emotion swings
- Loss of memory
- Loss of sleep
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Weakness in limbs
- High blood pressure
- Unusual hair growth
- Eating disorders
- Weight gain
- Irregular menstrual cycles
Complications can arise if the tumors enlarge and intercept standard functions of the pituitary gland. These tumors can fall into three categories: hypersecretion (too much), hyposecretion (too little), and tumor mass (when the tumor presses against the pituitary gland or other areas in the brain). Patients may also experience diabetes insipid, permanent hormone deficiency, pituitary apoplexy and much more.
Since symptoms vary and depend on the glands that are affected, Aylo Health treatment varies by the condition. Treatment involves a composite of ministrations to manage it. They may include medications, radiation therapy, or surgery.
Find an Aylo Health location
Pituitary Disorders services are offered at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo for your Pituitary Disorder?
Personalized Treatment Plans
How we treat Pituitary Disorders all depends on the hormone deficiency. From Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ATCH) to Prolactin, we have treatments that will best suit each deficiency
We have skilled and trained physicians, technicians, and certified nurse practitioners that will be happy to assist you along the way.