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What Does The Pituitary Gland Mainly Control
What does the pituitary gland control in the body? Does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I don't have a pituitary gland anymore so my FSH level is very low. I take meds to get a period. Do I need to be on birth control to not get pregnant?
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?
All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more
Pituitary: Controls every endocrine gland in your body, so it has a very important role. ...Read more
Yes: Only the portion of the gland experiencing dysfunciton is affected. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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