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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No : Hi. No, the pituitary controls the part of the adrenal cortex that makes cortisol, and is a secondary regulator of the part of the cortex that makes a ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No, not directly: Hi. No, no pituitary hormones directly regulate adrenal medullary function, although cortisol does regulate norepinephrine conversion to epinephrine, ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner po ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Complex gland: Hi. Two main parts of the adrenals: the cortex (outer) & the medulla (inner). The cortex makes steroid hormones with some controlled by the pituit ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Feedforward/feedback: Hi. Hypothalamus important, but to keep it simple, pituitary ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex to make cortisol. Cortisol negatively feeds back to su ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Stimulate adrenals: Have your doctor do an adrenal stimulation test to check your adrenal response. Acth levels are often inaccurate and frequently not diagnostic. If you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Depends on the cause for thrombosis. If you are generally prone to thrombosis.. Other parts can possibly be at risk.. Often legs can get a deep vein t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Replacement: I believe you are on Hydrocortisone to sustain your health and thus it will have no effect on your pituitary status. However you must not stop Hydroc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
A few comments: Need to know what is being treated, but some meds are used to replace hormones defective due to pituitary dysfunction, others to suppress hormones, su ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not challenging: Depending upon the etiology of the low pituitary issues, the gland may improve functionally, but could conceivably could also slightly deteriorate ove ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Not really: Addison's disease is caused by low function or decreased function of the adrenal gland. However, it can be within the sex hormones, glucocorticoid, or ... Read More

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