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How do u treat pituitary disease?

How do u treat pituitary disease?

Depends on the probl: If pituitary tumor usually treated with surgery unless specific type of tumor, if insuffiency or lack of hormones then hormones are replaced. ...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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Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Pituitary : It's sit in the center your brain, right behind the nose. You can google pituitary and see actual images to the gland. ...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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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...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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What vision problems can be caused by a pituitary Timor?

What vision problems can be caused by a pituitary Timor?

Field loss: The principal change is a diminution of the temporal field in one or both eyes due to tumor compression on the crossing point (chiasm) of the optic nerves. The pattern depends upon whether the compression is on the forward, the middle or posterior portion. Endocrine aspects of some pituitary tumors can also affect the eye. ...Read more

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What type of tissue is the posterior pituitary made from?

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What type of tissue is the posterior pituitary made from?

Post. Pituitary: Neuronal projections (Axons) of Neurosecretory cells , for storing & releasing Oxytocin & Vasopressin hormones. ...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