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Doctor insights on: Hypothalamic Pituitary Ovarian Axis Suppression

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How can hepatitis C affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis?

How can  hepatitis C affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis?

It should not: None of the key aspects of the pituitary gland are significantly affected by hepatitis. Acth involves action with the adrenal gland, TSH with the thyroid, prolactin the breasts, etc, fsh and lh with the gonads, and gh with igf-1. They do not involve liver in any meaningful way. ...Read more

Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more


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What are some diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

What are some diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

Pituitary disease: The hypothalamus and pituitary work together to regulate many functions in the body, including hormonal regulation. Diseases can causes hormone deficiency or excess. Some of the hormones regulated are the thyroid, growth hormone, prolactin, (breastfeeding hormone) testosterone or estrogen, and cortisol. ...Read more

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Friend lost lot weight/ diet.sdI try it? she takes drops 3 x day. In drops hs Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Placenta & many more ingred. wht u think? thx

Friend lost lot weight/ diet.sdI  try it? she takes drops 3 x day.  In drops hs Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Placenta & many more ingred. wht u think? thx

Don't do it.: Save money and count calories. Free and safe. Avoid supplements that have not been studied well and many combinations may have side effects, short and long-term, that we do not yet know about. Avoid High-protein low fat diets, which are unhealthy. Weight watchers is a reasonable plan, but on the days you don't exercise but the calories that day by 200. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a hypothalamus/pituitary malfunction?

Yes: A pituitary adenoma can kill you through mass effect, pituitary apoplexy, or suppression of thyroid and adrenal cortical function. It's not pleasant. If you have any concerns here, please get with a competent physician. ...Read more

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Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit. ...Read more

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Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?

Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?

Posterior pituitary: The posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis, does not produce hormones, but stores and releases antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin, which is produced by the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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I have an "unremarkable" pituitary MRI but think something is wrong with my hypothalamus. Would hypo affect pituitary?

Yes: Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with the region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps control the pituitary gland and regulate many body functions. ...Read more

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Are beta endorphins only made in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

The majority: The majority of beta endorphins are produced in the pituitary and hypothalamus, but they are also produced in other regions of the peripheral and central nervous system. That that is produced in the pituitary in response to stress is secreted into the blodd stream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the hypothalamus control the production and release of hormones of the pituitary gland?

Can you tell me how the hypothalamus control the production and release of hormones of the pituitary gland?

Nerve tracts: There are a set of nerve tracts from the hypothalamus that release hormones into the pituitary blood supply. The hormones are called "releasing hormones", and they cause the pituitary to release hormone. Eg. Hypothalamic TRH (thyrotropin releasing hormone) causes the pituitary to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). ...Read more

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What can a MRI show on pituitary glands? My wife is going to get an MRI done to examine her pituitary gland. If there is something wrong with her hypothalamus instead, would the MRI also show that?

What can a MRI show on pituitary glands? My wife is going to get an MRI done to examine her pituitary gland.  If there is something wrong with her hypothalamus instead, would the MRI also show that?

Yes: Pituitary gland mris are used to discover tumors of the pituitary gland. These are usually benign. Parts of the brain including the hypothalamus are also seen. Since some pituitary tumors grow and expand into the brain, the nearby brain structures are always included in the study. Some centers include the MRI of brain with pituitary if its the first study. ...Read more

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