The pituitary gland controls the functionality of other hormone-secreting glands of the body, such as testicles, ovaries, thyroid, and adrenal glands. It is responsible for other vital functions like skin, energy, mood, vision, and growth. The hormones it releases are growth hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, oxytocin, antidiuretic hormone, ACTH, etc.
Pituitary Gland Disorders Symptoms And Causes
The pituitary gland disorders symptoms are similar to other diseases, and so it goes undiagnosed mostly. The disorders arise from the tumors in the pituitary gland-which are benign- and affect the balance of hormonal secretion.
The most outright symptom is the imbalance of hormonal secretion. It would be either too low or too high. The disturbance in hormone level leads to sudden, excessive growth, weight gain, high blood pressure, etc. The common pituitary gland disorders symptoms are:
- Coarsening of facial features
- Loss of libido
- Excessive weight gain
- Pale complexion
- Vision problems
- Feeling dizzy and nauseous with headaches.
The other causes for pituitary gland disorders are medications or cancer treatments, head injuries, bleeding of the gland or near the gland.