Pituitary Disease

Found at the base of the brain, approximately the size of a pea, the pituitary gland is considered the “master gland”. It sends a variety of hormones throughout the body that stimulate other glands and organs to do their job. From monitoring the thyroid to the adrenal gland to growth and reproductive functions, the pituitary gland is the ultimate regulator. Disorders and diseases of this gland can lead to psychological issues may include symptoms of depression, moodiness, nervousness, and reduced sex drive. AnMed Health endocrinology doctors treat the following conditions related to the pituitary gland:

  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Treatment of transsexual persons
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hirsutism
  • Adrenal gland disorders and tumors
  • Pheochromocytoma