Pituitary Gland Function

When the pituitary gland is not working as it should, it can produce too much or too little of a particular hormone. This can lead to a number of other conditions.

Pituitary Gland Function Disorders We Treat

  • Acromegaly
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Diabetes insipidus (DI)
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hypophysitis
  • Pituitary tumors (adenomas)
  • Precocious and delayed puberty
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)
  • Thyroid deficiency

Pituitary Gland Function Disorder Symptoms

Depending on the type of pituitary gland issue your child experiences, there can be a variety of symptoms. If the pituitary gland is enlarged, it can create pressure in the brain that can cause headaches, dizziness or vision issues. Other symptoms may include:

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Growth and development issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstrual issues
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Weakness

Pituitary Gland Function Disorder Treatments

Your child’s pediatric endocrinologist will create a care plan for your child based on their particular condition, age and current health. Treatments may include:

  • Medications
  • Radiation therapy (for tumors)
  • Surgical removal (for tumors)
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