Pituitary gland - Revive Hormone Institute

What is the pituitary gland?

The pituitary gland, also known as the master gland, is a small, pea-sized organ located at the base of the brain. This gland produces and secretes many important hormones that regulate critical bodily functions.

Some key functions of the pituitary gland include:

The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland produces hormones including GH, TSH, ACTH, FSH and LH. The posterior lobe stores and releases oxytocin and vasopressin.

Hormone imbalances caused by pituitary disorders can lead to issues with growth, blood pressure, lactation, sexual function, metabolism and more. Getting tested for pituitary hormone levels can help diagnose potential problems early. The endocrinologists at Revive Hormone Institute offer full pituitary lab testing and hormonal therapies to help patients achieve hormonal balance and wellness.

Pituitary tumors, while relatively rare, can also cause pituitary gland malfunction and hormone irregularities. Symptoms may include vision changes, headaches, fatigue and unexplained weight changes. Prompt diagnosis is key. Revive Hormone Institute provides specialized pituitary tumor evaluation, monitoring and treatment options to stop tumor growth and preserve pituitary function.

In summary, the walnut-sized pituitary gland drives major hormonal activity to keep the body's systems properly regulated. Hormone levels may become imbalanced due to tumors, injury or disorders affecting the pituitary. Getting prompt medical attention for symptoms of pituitary issues can help preserve health and quality of life. The expert endocrine team at Revive Hormone Institute is fully equipped to assess pituitary function, diagnose underlying causes, and develop customized treatment plans aimed at restoring balance.

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