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Pituitary Disorders

Cushing’s Syndrome Treatments
Medications, Surgery, and Other Treatments for Cushing’s Syndrome
Find out about common treatments for Cushing’s syndrome, such as surgery, radiation, and medications.
Cushing’s Syndrome Diagnosis
Exams and Tests for Cushing’s Syndrome
To diagnose Cushing’s syndrome, your doctor will do a physical exam and ask you about your personal and family medical history. You may also need tests to confirm the diagnosis. Learn what common exams and tests doctors use to diagnose Cushing’s syndrome.
Cushing’s Syndrome Causes
Pituitary Tumors, Adrenal Tumors, and Other Cushing’s Syndrome Causes
Article explains common causes of Cushing’s syndrome, including pituitary tumors, adrenal tumors, and excessive production of cortisol. Also, learn how corticosteroids can cause Cushing’s syndrome.
Pituitary Tumor Treatment Overview
Medications, Radiation Therapy, and Surgery
Even though the majority of pituitary tumors are benign (non-cancerous), most require some type of treatment—either to remove the tumor or control its size. Learn about the 3 most common pituitary tumor treatments.
Surgery for Pituitary Tumors
Pituitary tumor surgery involves removing all or most of your tumor. But what type of surgery you have depends on what type of tumor you have, as well as the size and shape of the tumor. Article focuses on the 2 main types of pituitary tumor surgery.
Medications for Pituitary Tumors
Certain medications can be used to treat pituitary tumors. Some of these medications can work to regulate your hormone production, while other medications may help shrink your tumor. Find out what specific types of medications can treat your tumor.
Radiation Therapy for Pituitary Tumors
Radiation therapy for pituitary tumors is sometimes used to shrink a tumor. Typically, radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with another treatment. Learn about the 2 main types of radiation therapy for pituitary tumors.
Pituitary Tumor Symptoms
How to Recognize a Pituitary Tumor
The symptoms of a pituitary tumor can be subtle, such as feeling weak or tired all the time, so they’re easy to overlook. Many people attribute them to something else, such as needing more sleep. Learn about other pituitary tumor symptoms.
Pituitary Tumor Complications
If you have a pituitary tumor, it’s possible for you to experience some complications, but some people with pituitary tumors don’t experience any complications. Learn about potential pituitary tumor complications.
Pituitary Tumor Risk Factors
Genetics Play a Role in Pituitary Tumors
There are very few known risk factors for pituitary tumors, but your family history may play a role. Article explains the main risk factors of pituitary tumors.
Pituitary Tumors Overview
An Abnormal Growth in Your Pituitary Gland
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in your pituitary gland that can cause an overproduction of certain hormones. This can lead to different endocrine disorders, such as acromegaly. Article explains the main types of pituitary tumors.
Pituitary Tumor Causes
Pituitary tumors cause an overproduction of certain hormones, but no one really knows what causes them. However, genetics may play a role. Find out what endocrine disorder can cause pituitary tumors.
Diagnosing Pituitary Tumors
To diagnose a pituitary tumor, your doctor will most likely run a few key tests. Find out what the most common tests are for diagnosing pituitary tumors., including blood and urine tests, imaging tests, and vision tests.
Acromegaly Overview
What Happens with Too Much Growth Hormone
Acromegaly (called gigantism when it occurs in children) is a growth hormone disorder. It causes the pituitary gland to release too much growth hormone, leading to excessive growth.
Acromegaly Causes
Pituitary Tumors Usually Cause Acromegaly
Acromegaly, a growth hormone disorder, is always caused by a benign (non-cancerous) tumor, usually one on the pituitary gland. These tumors are also called adenomas, and they cause the body to produce too much growth hormone.
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