The pituitary is a gland situated in the brain and secrets hormones that regulate many other hormones in the body. Sometimes a pituitary tumour may develop, producing excessive hormones, and causing conditions such as hyperthyroidism (high TSH hormones), Cushing’s disease (high steroid level) and acromegaly (high growth hormone level).
A pituitary tumour may also produce high prolactin levels (prolactinoma), leading to irregular or absence menses, milky breast discharge and infertility.
Pituitary gland may also be under secreting these hormones, causing problems such as growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, low sex hormones levels, resulting in a host of problems with sexual health, fertility and poor bone health etc.
Proper work up of the pituitary function can diagnosed these conditions and appropriate treatment can be rendered to treat these conditions effectively.