The pituitary gland is a small, bean-shaped gland situated at the base of your brain. Despite its small size, the gland influences every part of your body. The hormones it produces help regulate important functions, such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction. The pituitary gland is the body’s master gland.
Pituitary tumors can be secretory or non-secretory. Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous, but when a tumor grows on or near the pituitary gland, the tumor can change hormone production, leading to symptoms such as weight gain, stunted or excessive growth, high blood pressure, low sex drive, mood changes, trouble with your vision, headaches, among other.
- Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma
- Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Cushing Disease
- Rathke’s Cleft Cyst
- Diabetes Insipidus
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia