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I have pituitary disease, now heart problemshelp!?

I have pituitary disease, now heart problemshelp!?

Problems: Sorry you have problems but without knowing what they are it's unlikely you'll get a lot of advice here. Even knowing what you say they are, your help will come from your doctors more than out here. ...Read more

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I have ess with high prolactin levels. I have vision problems, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness. I believe I have pituitary disease. What should I do?

I have ess with high prolactin levels. I have vision problems, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness. I believe I have pituitary disease. What should I do?

Pituitary disorder: Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. You could be right. However, there could be many other possibilities. ...Read more

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What diseases can mess up the pituitary gland?

What diseases can mess up the pituitary gland?

Tumors or: Aneurysms enlarge and cause direct pressure — cranioharyngioma for one. Histiocytosis x is an oddity that can cause diabetis insipidus. The "master gland" regulates many endocrine functions leading to over or underproductions. ...Read more

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How prevalent are pituitary tumors/diseases?

How prevalent are pituitary tumors/diseases?

1 in 5: Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms. Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/. ...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 hormones regulated are the thyroid, growth hormone, prolactin, (breastfeeding hormone) testosterone or estrogen, and cortisol. ...Read more

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How can I help the pituitary gland function much better in an addison's disease sufferer?

How can I help the pituitary gland function much better in an addison's disease sufferer?

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 dead adrenal. If the pituitary is the cause of the addison's, then other hormones may also be affected. Best to discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My MRI showed a pituitary tumor. Does that mean I have cushing's disease?

My MRI showed a pituitary tumor. Does that mean I have cushing's disease?

No: A pituitary tumor or adenoma is associated with Cushing's disease when condition has several changes in the body secondary to hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to the cortisol. It produces masculinizing effects and eventual humping of the back with frequent emotional changes. It has been associated with long-term use of corticosteroid, an adrenal tumor or pituitary lesion. ...Read more

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Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

No cancer: If pituitary adenoma is producing excess growth hormone there is an association between cartilage tumor and the presence of growth hormone. The way drug pharma evaluates growth hormone in to deliver the hormone to animals to evaluate cartilage proliferation ...Read more

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What can I do if my MRI showed a pituitary tumor; am i likely to have cushing's disease?

It depends: If the tumor produces an excess of acth which is a hormone you may develop all or part of cushing's syndrome. If the tumor is not producing hormones you may not. There are simple blood tests which will help to answer your question. See an endocrinologist or a neurologist for appropriate work up and treatment options. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my MRI showed a pituitary tumor; am I likely to have cushing's disease?

What do you suggest if my MRI showed a pituitary tumor; am I likely to have cushing's disease?

Maybe.: Speak to your endocrinologist or neurosurgeon to answer this question. They will need to do a physical exam and check your hormone levels. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do I have a buffalo hump?

I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do I have a buffalo hump?

Look like Cushing's: Cushing's is diagnosed by demonstrating inappropriately elevated cortisol with blood, urine and saliva tests. Although pituitary tumors are the most common cause, adrenal and other tumors can do this. However, many people look like they have Cushing's but don't; Many people with metabolic syndrome have a cushingoid appearance. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does having addison disease means a shorter life span? My endocrinologist suspects I have it because I have a pituitary tumor. Thanks.

Does having addison disease means a shorter life span? My endocrinologist suspects I have it because I have a pituitary tumor. Thanks.

Addison's disease: Addison's disease is adrenal insufficiency due to adrenal disease and not due to pitutary disease and in the latter there is no trouble handling salt balance your son is unlikely to have a pitutary tumour and addison's together there are some adrenal rumors associated with pitutary tumor but different type. ...Read more

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Here's an MRI album of my pituitary gland. https://imageshack.com/a/Ghiz/1 I need a neurosurgeon to inspect these for a tumor & say which pic & where. I also have symptoms of Cushing's Disease.

Here's an MRI album of my pituitary gland. 
https://imageshack.com/a/Ghiz/1
I need a neurosurgeon to inspect these for a tumor & say which pic & where. I also have symptoms of Cushing's Disease.

Well....: I am an ENDOCRINOLOGIST, and you do have a pituitary Macro-Adenoma. The quality of your films on-line is not optimal.
This is not a simple entity. You should be taken care of at a medical center with a great neurosurgeon, or at least a well-trained endocrinologist. You need a series or laboratory tests... SOON!! ...Read more

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When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?

When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?

Depends on VF defect: Plaquinil and ischmic optic nerve disease may produce similar visual field defects, however, examination should be able to differentiate the two. Pituitary field defects are quite different. A differentiation should be able to be ascertained. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

3 catagories: Three types of symptoms can herald a pituitary tumor. Headache is common. Hormone problems are the second, including menstrual irregularities, loss of sex drive, intolerance to heat or cold, or changes in body shape. Vision problems are the third, as the pituitary is right next to the optic nerves. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a pituitary disorder?

How do I know if I have a pituitary disorder?

Complex gland: Hi. The pituitary is a complex gland, and often requires complex & provocative testing to assess. Some things are easier, like high prolactin, but some are tough. You're best to ask your doctor if you need a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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In what way can pituitary disorder make you taller?

In what way can pituitary disorder make you taller?

Acromegaly: Pituitary tumors that secrete growth hormone (gh) abnormally can cause giantism. This will be evident in enlarged skeletal features. ...Read more

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How is it possible that pituitary disorder make you taller?

How is it possible that pituitary disorder make you taller?

Growth hormone: The pituitary gland creates several hormones with different functions. Pituitary tumors may create excess hormone. If growth hormone (gh) is over-produced before the growth centers in the bones have gone dormant (in a manner of speaking), they will continue to grow and cause abnormal height. Excess gh in adulthood causes acromegaly (jaw and face growth, skin thickening, heart failure, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pituitary disorders?

Hormonal disruption : The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under care of trained Endocrinologist ...Read more

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Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

Hormone imbalance: The pituitary controls most of the hormones of the body. When the hormones are out of balance then there can be changes in mood and behavior. The levels of hormones can be carefully monitored and adjusted. If the mood problems continue to be severe, then a more basic mood disorder must be considered. A thorough evaluation by your physician would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the recent treament for growth disorders from pituitary glands?

What is the recent treament for growth disorders from pituitary glands?

Under production: Leads to failure to grow, and exogenous growth hormone acn replace the deficiency. Over production produces giantism in the young, and acromegaly in the mature. Usually surgery is used, but occasionally radiotherapy as well. ...Read more