Advertisement

Should I be worried about pituitary disorders?

Pituitary disorders are not common. They generally affect older adults and take the form of a tumor of the pituitary gland. Pituitary disorders have a wide range of symptoms that depend on the type of hormone affected. These symptoms are not easily ignored, though, and a doctor should be consulted if they appear.

Continue Learning about Pituitary Disorders

What is pituitary gigantism?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Everyday actions, like getting into a car, going through doors, sitting at a table can be chall...
More Answers
Are pituitary disorders serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Pituitary disorders are serious conditions. They affect the pituitary, a small gland at the base of ...
More Answers
How do pituitary disorders affect women differently than men?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Pituitary disorders can have a major effect on a woman's menstrual cycle. When the pituitary causes ...
More Answers
What does a pituitary disorder mean?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
A pituitary disorder means that the pituitary gland, which oversees the production of hormones in th...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.