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What should do to stimulate pituitary gland to produce gh hormone.. Please suggest me my height is 5'4 im 16.5 year old..

What should do to stimulate pituitary gland to produce gh hormone.. Please suggest me my height is 5'4 im 16.5 year old..

See pediatrician: Call your pediatrician for an appointment. Some young men are normal and short. Some have delayed growth, and catch up later. A lot depends on your genetic inheritance, family height, and the like. Your pediatrician can evaluated your situation. If you do have an endocrine problem, like pituitary insufficiency, that can be confirmed with specific blood tests, and treatment started. Go call. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Any way to stimulate my pituitary gland to increase growth hormone to grow taller?

Any way to stimulate my pituitary gland to increase growth hormone to grow taller?

Dont try: You don't really want to increase growth hormone. Serious consequences can arise. Previous studies were stopped due to serious side effects of increasing growth hormone levels. ...Read more

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What are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?

What are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?

Depends: If a kid is truly growth hormone deficient by test, artificial hormone can return them to a normal growth rate. Those who are just behind, but growing at a normal rate, could speed things up with hormone injections, but would not grow taller than they would have naturally.If they are growing normally, a balanced diet, rest and exercise permit normal growth. No diet or supplements boost the final. ...Read more

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Incidental finding in CT: Fdg uptake suvmax3.8 in pituitary gland.subsequent MRI normal. Hormones normal. Should I be worried?

Incidental finding in CT: Fdg uptake suvmax3.8 in pituitary gland.subsequent MRI normal. Hormones normal. Should I be worried?

Probably OK: Some researchers use SUVmax of 4.1 before calling the pituitary abnormal. In those cases when the pituitary does have increased FDG uptake, a normal MRI will rule out at adenomas, which are usually the cause of increased activity. If the MRI was negative and you have no symptoms, then these are good signs. ...Read more

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Would intranasal oxytocin go from lungs to the bloodstream and act as a hormone? I'm wondering since I don't have a pituitary gland, so no OT hormone.

Would intranasal oxytocin go from lungs to the bloodstream and act as a hormone? I'm wondering since I don't have a pituitary gland, so no OT hormone.

Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a peptide made by the hypothalamus & stored/secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. When administered intranasally, it can act on the breasts and uterus via the systemic blood circulation. However, it's unclear whether it can cross the blood-brain barrier directly to affect the brain. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2013/12/08/spinal-taps-save-oxytocin-research/ ...Read more

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What hormone is released from the pituitary gland in females?

What hormone is released from the pituitary gland in females?

Many hormones: Lh (leutinizing hormone); fsh (follicular stim hormone); gh (growth hormone); TSH (thyroid stim hormone); acth (adrenocorticotropic hormone); prolactin. The posterior pituitary makes oxytocin and vasopressin. Men have the same hormones in pituitary; just different responses from the gonads. ...Read more

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When a female reaches puberty, what hormones does the pituitary gland begin to produce?

Puberty: Hormones are present long before puberty. Please go online and check for images related to "Hormones and Pituitary". You should see diagrams and brief comments. ...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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My pituitary gland doesn't work well, so i take substitutional hydrocortison and growth hormone. What if the pit. Gland recovers, how do I notice?

Not challenging: Depending upon the etiology of the low pituitary issues, the gland may improve functionally, but could conceivably could also slightly deteriorate over time. Yet by checking pituitary reserve blood studies, determinations of hormonal needs can be adjusted and stabilized. Anticipate that your doctors will stay ahead of this and modify your therapies, prn, and instruct when to phone. ...Read more

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How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them. ...Read more

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Hello, does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

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     does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

Not known yet: Haven't seen any good research studies on what happens to the pituitary gland (deep inside the brain) after taking caffeine. There are some ideas about it on the web, but those ideas may not be from truly reliable scientific studies. ...Read more

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Does a hormone from the pituitary gland cause erythropoietin to be released, and do people with no pituitary glands still have it?

Does a hormone from the pituitary gland cause erythropoietin to be released, and do people with no pituitary glands still have it?

EPO is made by the: kidneys. People with no kidneys need exogenous EPO shots. People with no pituitary function should have normal EPO. EPO affects the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. ...Read more

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My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

Hormonal supplement: Your doctor can take levels of your thyroid and supplement until it reaches a level that is considered normal for both T4 and t3 (liothyronine). Talk to your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is not affected significantly by any of these. Calcitonin does not do much of anything in humans. When someone has a thyroidectomy, we don't give back calcitonin. ...Read more

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A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

Possibly infarction: Possibly a tumor or something else. Lack of blood supply to the pituitary gland or a pituitary tumor may change the secretions of adh (vasopressin). However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more