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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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