Pituitary Gland

pituitary gland

Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is termed the “Master Gland” because it directs other organsĀ and endocrine glands, such as the adrenal glands, to suppress or induce hormone production. Pituitary disorders occur when the pituitary gland produces too many or not enough hormones. Hormones are chemicals that are released into the bloodstream. It is important that the body releases normal amounts of hormones because they send messages to cells throughout the body in order to regulate bodily functions, such as growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Many experts consider the pituitary gland to be the most important part of the endocrine system because it secretes hormones that regulate the functions of many other endocrine glands. As a result, patients with pituitary disorders may experience a disruption in many different bodily functions

The pituitary gland is involved in several functions of the body including:

Growth Hormone (GH) Production; which regulates bone and tissue growth. It also helps maintain a healthy balance of muscle and fat tissue in the body.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); which signals the thyroid gland to secrete other hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism.

PITIUITARY HEALTH IS IMPERATIVE FOR HORMONE PRODUCTION AND REGULATION

Conditions associated with Pituitary are Acromegaly, Cushing disease and Pituitary tumor.

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