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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary hormones: It is possible that some pituitary hormones do not work, and others do work. For example, after a pituitary insult (tumor, trauma, etc), you could lo ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Only the portion of the gland experiencing dysfunciton is affected.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Growth Hormone: The pituitary makes a number of hormones that control the thyroid, adrenal, milk production, reproduction, etc. One of these hormones is growth hormo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: Just need to get correct hormonal treatment of the addison's disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal or pituitary: What is the cause of your addison's? If the adrenals have failed, then the pituitary may be working fine, but the pituitary acth cannot stimulate a de ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: It really depends on what caused the loss of function and how extensive the surgery was. Perhaps if you have other details i might be able to better a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Common use: Giving HCG for men who have had cryptorchidism is standard. Hcg is also widely used to restore testicular volume and normal male hormonal production t ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Indirect : The adrenal gland makes hormones that effect the BP and the kidneys handling of fluids and potassium. But doesn't effect the kidney function directly. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Love the question: Chemoreceptors play no role in the berating of someone, lol.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Affect metabolism : It is a complex question. Briefly, low function of thyroid called hypothyroidism will slow down the using of glucose. If patient has diabetes, hypothy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning. However if an adenoma is functioning, i.e. Secreting excess of hormone, it will not usually stop functionin ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Regular meals: Regular meals, high fiber content exercise and good hydration can help.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly, but...: If Cabergoline shrinks the tumor, you may see some improvement in other hormone function, but it's unlikely. Lost function is probably permanent.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Optimal health...: is good for your brain too! There are a number of healthy habits that can help you improve cognitive function. 1) regular Physical Activity 2) Ope ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Not much: The mechanism of action working on Dopamine and part of a treatment for adhd, does not really affect pituitary gland function. Therefore, for the most ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Endocrinology: Hi. Hormones are signaling molecules made in one place (their gland) and circulate via the bloodstream to regulate function at other tissues ("target ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal glands: Rarely need treatment, to lose weight or for any other problem. If you think you have an adrenal problem, check w/your doctor. Don't get your medical ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Only if: You receive replacement hormones for those organs controlled by the pituitary, such as thyroid, adrenal, ovaries or testicles, etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Adrenal insufficient: If you have insufficient adrenal gland, from surgical resection or other cause, (addison disease) your doctor can replace adrenal hormone with medicat ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sometimes: It is really quite variable when the pituitary function restarts after the operation. It often depends on how much was removed. Unfortunately, somet ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
You'll be sick: Adrenal glands don't malfunction very often, and if they do, you'll be sick enough that it will be readily apparent. If they don't produce enough cort ... Read More
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