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Why does pituitary adenoma cause headaches? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Oct 2012 10:04pm Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of an endocrine gland that is situated underneath the brain. Pituitary gland is connected to the brain and it produces several hormones. The most common type of pituitary tumor is one that secretes prolactin, hormone responsible for breast milk production. Women with this tumor usually have irregular periods an ... Read on »
Netter Pituitary Hormone Illustration by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 11:52am If you're delivering a lecture on the pituitary gland, you might find this illustration useful to include in your PowerPoint presentation Read on »
Pituitary Hormone May Be Linked to Osteoporosis by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:19pm A hormone produced by the pituitary gland may play a role in bone loss in postmenopausal women, challenging the notion that declining estrogen levels are solely responsible for the problem. High levels of the hormone, pituitary-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), caused an increase in bone loss in mice. And mice who lacked either the ... Read on »
Pituitary Hormone In Menopause Under Study by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:45am Regulating a hormone abundant in women approaching menopause could offer alternatives for hormone replacement therapy, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Follicle-stimulating hormone, released by the pituitary gland, is involved in controlling the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by the ovaries. Researchers want to know if ... Read on »
Strokes or Cerebral-Vascular Accidents in Kids by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Fri 22 Jan 2010 7:14am I found an interesting article in the 1/19/10 New York Times by Jonathan Dienst and was suprised by the title and several comments in the article that many doctors and people had no idea children could have strokes. Having cared for children with disabilities in two large hospital programs, several of kids I saw  had had strokes. The younges ... Read on »
Pituitary gland tumours by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 2 Comments This information is about tumours of the pituitary gland. Although pituitary tumours are classified as brain tumours they have very few similarities to other types of brain tumour. Much of our general information about brain tumours will not be appropriate for people with pituitary tumours, although you may still wish to read it. ... Read on »
Review of the Human Pituitary Trust Account and CJD by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 May 2010 9:14am Issue 20 January 2010 News from the Department of Health and Ageing Review of the Human Pituitary Trust Account Since the Human Pituitary Hormone Program ceased in 1985, the Commonwealth has provided funds for counselling for recipients and their families, a support group network for recipients, and a number of medical research proje ... Read on »
Size Matters Unfortunately for This Woman – Gigantism Rare Disease Where She Keeps Growing With Tumor Pushing on Pituitary by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 12:56pm Thank goodness this is rare and what a strange disease.  To think that she was normal until around 22 when she started growing again, all over, weight, height and organs.  She has a tumor that needs to be removed that is putting pressure on here pituitary gland, which causes over doses of growth hormones, so the poor woman keeps growing.  She ... Read on »
Pituitary adenomas in 500 words or less by pathologystudent Posted Thu 24 Mar 2011 11:47am Pituitary adenomas are benign, glandular tumors of the pituitary gland. They are pretty common tumors (they account for about 10% of all intracranial neoplasms).  Most are clinically silent for years, until they get big enough to cause endocrine abnormalities or mass effects. Endocrine abnormalities occur when pituitary adenomas secr ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:26am 4 Comments My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »