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Pituitary Hormones Hypersecretion
Out of the blue I grew taller in my 30s; nobody knows why. Someone said poss hypersecretion of pituitary hormones. What condition could cause that?
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
It depends: It depends on which hormone we are discussing. Effects ranging from gigantism/dwarfism, to inability to get pregnant are possibilities. So, it is difficult to say without knowing specifically which hormone we are concerned with. The six hormones produced by the pituitary are: fsh, LH (control sex hormones), gh (growth), TSH (thyroid), acth (adrenal), and prolactin (milk). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The pituitary secretes a number of hormones, all of which are important. Anterior pituitary: follicle stimulating hormone, leutinizing hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, prolactin, and growth hormone. Posterior pituitary: oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone. Each serves a different but very important role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there something like a melatonin releasing hormone, kind of like some of the other pituitary hormones have?
None discovered yet: Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland in response to light/dark cycles and other stimuli. It doesn't change much when persons are placed in dark rooms for several days. Also nocturnal mammals like rats have the same secretion schedule as animals active in daytime. High dose melatonin can actually influence pituitary secretion of prolactin. Thanks for trustnig HealthTap! ...Read more
Melanocytes: Melanin is produced by melanocytes located in your hair, eyes, and skin. It is the pigment that is responsible for skin color. They are not produced by the pituitary. You might be thinking of melatonin which is produced by the pineal gland and is responsible for the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. I hope this useful. Take care and well wishes. ...Read more
I'm 19, 5'9, and 175 pounds. If i take pituitrophin pmg 6850, for my pituitary glands, will i grow taller since it helps the growth hormones?
No: As a 19 year old male, your growth is likely done and your bones growth plates closed. At this age taking growth hormone will bulk muscle and could make bones thicker, but are not going to make them longer, and thus, no increase in height. I urge you to think twice about putting pituitary supplements you describe into your body without someone who knows all their affects guiding you- can be danger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?
Middle lobe of: Pituitary gland.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Depends on what part of the pituitary is affected. Many of the hormones start at the hypothalamus and then go to the pituitary so it can be the thyroid, cortisol, growth hormone, the sex hormones are the most commone. Your doctor would be checking to see which hormones are off. ...Read more
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