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    Tell us about your journey.
    Re: 28 y/o Pituitary Ninja
    PNA-Tammy
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    General Health
    healthcare
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    The many issues we deal with every day.
    Re: Headaches and head pressure with acromegaly
    Ocker_05
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    Hypopituitarism is a general term that refers to any under function of the pituitary gland. This is a clinical definition used by endocrinologists and is interpreted to mean that one or more functions of the pituitary are deficient.
    Re: Genetic
    Aeb143
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    Adult GH deficiency is now a well-recognized clinical syndrome that includes symptoms of increased body fat, decreased muscle and bone mass with reduced strength and endurance, impaired psychological well-being, reduced vitality, and poor quality of
    Re: New to GH
    pnaadmin
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    FSH- and LH-secreting tumors very rarely present with clinical symptoms of hormone over-secretion. Hence, the presentation of these tumors is almost always identical to non-functional (or endocrine inactive) adenomas.
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    Empty Sella Syndrome is a radiological finding where spinal fluid is found within the space created for the pituitary.
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    Rathke's pouch is a normal component of embryological development which eventually forms the pituitary gland. This pouch normally closes early in fetal development, but a remnant often persists as a cleft that lies within the pituitary gland.
    After Surgery
    akhowell.rn
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    Craniopharyngiomas are intracranial tumors that are typically both cystic and solid in structure. They occur most commonly in childhood and adolescence and in later adult life after age 50 years.
    Re: Daughter diagnosed in 2013
    PNA-Tammy
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    Cushing's Syndrome is a debilitating endocrine disorder characterized by excessive cortisol levels in the blood which may be the result of a tumor of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands or from tumors or cancer arising elsewhere in the body
    refused diagnostic test
    sarbear1994
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    These pituitary tumors (also called adenomas) secrete excessive amounts of prolactin and are the most common type of pituitary tumor seen clinically.
    Re: Pituitary tumour questions
    pnaadmin
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    Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone.
    Re: New Diagnoses
    PNA-Tammy
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    Acromegaly is a systemic condition caused in over 98% of cases by an adenoma of the pituitary gland that secretes excessive growth hormone (GH).
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    Hypogonadism can occur for a number of reasons. Certain men have hypogonadism since birth while others may develop this condition later in life. The two types of hypogonadism are Primary Hypogonadism & Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism.
    Kallmann syndrome - Delayed or absent puberty
    neilsmith38
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    Deficiency of thyroid hormone causes a syndrome of decreased energy, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, constipation, mood changes and decreased cognitive capability.
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    As their name indicates, these relatively common pituitary adenomas do not result in excess hormone production. Instead they typically cause symptoms because of increasing size and pressure effect on the normal pituitary gland and on structures near
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    Have you had to leave your job or just had problems coping with your regular responsibilities. How has having a pituitary tumor/disorder affected your work?
  • Re: Social Security Disability
    smcmahan
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    What's worked for you, what hasn't? Post your medication related questions, comments and experiences here. BUT....remember that the people posting on this board are patients and NOT physicians.
    Re: headaches
    PNA-Tammy
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    How has your pituitary tumor/disorder affected your family & friends? How are they coping?
    You're Invited to the 2nd Annual Bone Family Day
    hgfoundlady
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    Discuss the financial issues many of us pituitary patients face - and let's share some solutions!
    IMPT costs versus IMRT
    bjt
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    Just as the name implies, an issue many pituitary patients struggle with every day. Post your weight questions, stories & observations here.
    Re: Can't lose weight
    IrinaKasper
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    The one effect of pituitary disorders that seemingly ALL of us have to deal with are emotional issues. Share your experiences and post your questions here.
    Depression and then....more Depression!
    smcmahan
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    Are you trying to become pregnant? Are you or your spouse suffering sexual effects of a pituitary disorder? Have you successfully overcome some of these issues?
    Re: Trying to conceive
    PNA-Tammy
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    These tumors represent only about 1-2% of all pituitary adenomas that are surgically removed. They typically cause excessive thyroid hormone production (hyperthyroidism). Because many patients first have thyroid treatment of some sort, these pituita
    Elevated TSH (12) with elevated T3 and T4
    avonronda
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    The place to discuss all things surgical. What are the types of surgical procedures? How long is the hospital stay? Post your questions & experiences here.
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