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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
I have 3 herniated disc in my neck an a pineal cyst on my pineal gland. I'm suffering from neck pain an headaches or migraines how do I alleviate this?
No Single Answer: Headache may be caused by either cervical dysfunction, organic brain dysfunction among other things, and each is approached and treated differently. I would speak to your neurologist, and if the pineal cyst is stable and not thought to be a likely cause of symptoms, then an orthopod vs PT would be your next best step to address your cervical disc issue as a means of improving your headaches.See 2 more doctor answers
I have a pineal gland cyst.Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?
Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon.
What do the pineal and pituitary glands look like? I heard the pineal looks like a pinecone, but I don't know how much like one it would look like.
Anatomy, imaging: The glands can be visualized directly (gross anatomy) or non-invasively (through brain MRI, for example). There are many images online that you can review: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/pineal-region-an-approach , http://radiopaedia.org/articles/pituitary-mri-an-approach
A nexus..: Of tiny blood vessels between the two areas.
Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them.
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.
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).
Hypothalamus not functioning correctly and the pituitary gland flattened. Many horrible symptoms, any meds that can help to alleviate my symptoms. ?
Specialist: You must see a board certified neuro-endocrinologist.
Hypoxia: Perinatal hypoxia can cause cerebral damage of multiple types depending on how serious the hypoxia
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Why does excess ADH (vasopressin) get released from the pituitary gland in the hypothalamus when you have lung cancer?
My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.
Pituitary: Provided that the pituitary is not enlarged, a non-functioning pituitary can be overcome by being prescribed the right medicines such as thyroid hormone. Your doctor will help you find out what, if any, hormones are missing.
Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?
Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail.
Another test my 5 year can be tested for be sides pitutary gland and thyroid? My 5 year old daughter has been tested for pituitary gland and thyroid. Comes back negative since the age of 3. She is now close to 90 pounds. Very active and i watch what she e
There : There are many reasons for weight gain in both children and adults. Tests for the thyroid are simple to rule out hypothyroidism include free T4 and tsh. If she is not short for her age she does not likely have something called cushings syndrome which may be caused by a pituitary condition and which causes weight gain from eating a lot. I would suggest she visit with an endocrinologist and ideally a pediatric endocrinologist to check her out. The absence of a family history of weight problems does raise concern.See 1 more doctor answer
With low TSH 0.02 but all normal thyroid and pituitary gland tests what could,be causing the suppressed tsh? Confused please help....
When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid .Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?
If your: Pituitary is responsible for hypothyroidism, by definition your TSH will be low. That's what causes the thyroid deficiency. If it is normal, and your free T4 is normal, you do not have hypothyroidism or are on replacement, possibly unnecessarily. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist.
What does the pituitary gland affect and can it cause bleeding nipples seizures and cause low thyroid?
A whole lot: The pituitary gland secrets many different hormones that affect the adrenal glands, thyroid gland, ovaries/testes, milk production in the breast, growth, and thirst. It shouldn't cause bloody breast discharge. However, it can cause milky or clear breast/nipple discharge, hypothyroidism and seizures. You should see your doctor immediately if you having these symptoms.
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more