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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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What does the pituitary gland control in the body? Does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

What does the pituitary gland control in the body? Does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

Pituitary: The pituitary is the control center for a variety of glands and organs such as the thyroid, adrenals and gonads. Please check out this link:
http://www. Pituitary. Org. Uk/information/what-is-the-pituitary-gland/hormones/ ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the pituitary gland control and where is it?

Can doctors tell me what does the pituitary gland control and where is it?

Nine hormones: The pituitary gland secretes nine hormones that regulate homeostasis.
Growth of the human, breast milk production, sex organ functions, thyroid gland function, the body metabolism, water and osmolarity regulation in the body, water balance of the body, temperature regulation, blood pressre, some aspects of pregnancy and childbirth and pain relief. It is located inside the skull. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the pituitary gland control the adrenal medulla?

No: Hi. No, the pituitary controls the part of the adrenal cortex that makes cortisol, and is a secondary regulator of the part of the cortex that makes aldosterone. Cortisol does have influential effects on the adrenal medulla, so I guess you could say there are some downstream effects from the pituitary. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

I'm just wondering, if you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

What do you mean?: Your question makes no sense. The pituitary gland is the "master" gland, controlling other hormone systems in your body. If it is not working correctly there are various treatments depending on what hormone is affected. ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: Cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. And produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...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 sis has high level of prolactin controlled by Dostinex, (cabergoline)dose that mean she has pituitary gland tumor? Is that related to her Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?

My sis has high level of prolactin controlled by Dostinex, (cabergoline)dose that mean she has pituitary gland tumor? Is that related to her Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?

Carney complex: Peutz-Jaeghers (P-J) syndrome is not classically associated with pituitary tumors; there is a syndrome called Carney complex that shares features / is similar to P-J syndrome and without genetic testing, they could be confused. Carney complex is associated with pituitary tumors. 80-95% of patients with P-J syndrome have mutation in STK11 (LKB1). ...Read more

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What to do if I was told that the pituitary gland controls a woman's breast size, is this true or false?

What to do if I was told that the pituitary gland controls a woman's breast size, is this true or false?

No buthttp://www. Nyt: A new study has found seven genetic markers that are linked with breast size in women. It has long been known that breast size was in part passed down through families, but this research is the first to locate the specific genetic factors that are associated with variations in lady bumps. ...Read more

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My FSH levels are nearly 0 since I don't have a pituitary gland. Do I need to be on birth control so I don't get pregnant? Or am I good without it?

My FSH levels are nearly 0 since I don't have a pituitary gland. Do I need to be on birth control so I don't get pregnant? Or am I good without it?

Not ovulating: Without a pituitary your body cannot ovulate. So you will not need contraception for that reason. Hopefully you see an endocrinologist or other doctor who manages the hormone deficiencies your body has due to the lack of pituitary. Without estrogen you won't ovulate but you also are at risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) and heart disease. Sometimes birth control is used for this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Stop taking the BIRTH control pill will affect the growing of a tumor on your pituitary gland? What about getting pregnant? Will these affect too?

Stop taking the BIRTH control pill will affect the growing of a tumor on your pituitary gland? What about getting pregnant? Will these affect too?

Prolactinoma?: Hi. Prolactinomas may grow in response to estrogen, but it's not as common a problem as one might think. Talk with your doctor about tumor type and see if BCP cessation is indicated. You haven't given us many data, and we just end up guessing. Good luck! ...Read more

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My pituitary gland does not work like it is suppose to, therefore I have to see an endocrinologist. She put me on dhea and I have to take birth control pills for a living. I have never had an orgasm, I want to experience it. Is this possible in my conditi

My pituitary gland does not work like it is suppose to, therefore I have to see an endocrinologist. She put me on dhea and I have to take birth control pills for a living. I have never had an orgasm, I want to experience it. Is this possible in my conditi

Pituitary problem??: Pituitary dysfunction isn't treated with dhea. In fact, complications related to this, like hirsutism, may develop. If pituitary problems are considered then tests for other hormones should be done as hypopituitarism can be life-threatening without treatment. Testing for gh, acth, tsh, lh/fsh, and prolactin are necessary. Your gynecologist may be helpful regarding climax issues also. ...Read more

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I don't have a period unless I take a hormone pill like person or a birth control pill...My pituitary gland isn't telling my body to ovulate what to do?

I don't have a period unless I take a hormone pill like person or a birth control pill...My pituitary gland isn't telling my body to ovulate what to do?

Irregular Periods: Several reasons could lead to amenorrhea responsive to ocps. It could be pituitary (as you mentioned); but then pituitary is further regulated by bmi, and other things like depression. Yes! Short term answer is to take ocps. But you need to find the cause leading to this and your pcp or ob/gyn should be able to help you find those answers. ...Read more

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I had a brain tumor and my pituitary gland removed 16 yrs ago. I take meds to get a period. Do I need to be on birth control to PREVENT pregnancy?

I had a brain tumor and my pituitary gland removed 16 yrs ago. I take meds to get a period. Do I need to be on birth control to PREVENT pregnancy?

No: Hi. No, you don't. Without pituitary gonadotropins (LH & FSH), you won't ovulate, so won't get pregnant. If you ever want children, pregnancy may well be possible with a fertility clinic where hormones can be given to make you ovulate. Good luck! ...Read more

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What organs does the pituitary gland mostly influence?

What organs does the pituitary gland mostly influence?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does the pituitary gland do?

It acts: As a switchboard, receiving signals from hormone thermostats in the brain, and then directing signals to the hormone-secreting glands in your body telling them to produce more hormones. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

Many: Simplistically, the pituitary produces 6 hormones (fsh, lh, gh, tsh, acth, prolactin) which control hormone secretions from your thyroid, testicles or ovaries, adrenal, breast milk. A sign of a large pituitary tumor is loss of peripheral (sideway) vision, that is, when you look straight ahead, you cannot see what on your sides. Pituitary tumors are not cancerous, they are benign. ...Read more

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

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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Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

In a way: Sexual hormone function, regulated by the pitiitary, is disrupted by marijuana. All drugs can disrupt the crh/acth/cortisol system. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the pituitary gland communicate with the adrenal medulla?

No, not directly: Hi. No, no pituitary hormones directly regulate adrenal medullary function, although cortisol does regulate norepinephrine conversion to epinephrine, and pituitary ACTH regulates cortisol, so there is an indirect relationship. Ain't science grand?! ...Read more

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Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Does the pituitary gland have anything to do with prostate cancer?

Not exactly: Prostate cancer is typically effected by testosterone. One way to treat prostate cancer is to reduce the testosterone levels to very low values. The main way that this is done today is by giving drugs that are gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (gnrh). These drugs bind to the puitary to cause the release of FSH and LH which over time down regulate the production of testosterone. ...Read more

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Does the pituitary gland play a role in the breathing/lung function?

Does the pituitary gland play a role in the breathing/lung function?

Not directly,: But the pituitary gland and the hormones it produces are involved in multiple metabolic pathways important in maintaining the function of various organ systems. For example, a problem with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, produced by the pitutary), can lead to hypothyroidism which can, among multiple other symptoms, cause breathing issues. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland affect and can it cause bleeding nipples seizures and cause low thyroid?

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. ...Read more

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What does a small pituitary gland mean?

What does a small pituitary gland mean?

Probably nothing: Size doesn't matter. What matters is the function of the gland. Who told you it was "small"? Presumably a ct or MRI for some other reason? Check with your doctor about this. ...Read more