The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland located just off the hypothalamus at the base of the brain. Known as the “master gland,” it secretes hormones that regulate the functions of other glands, as well as growth and several body functions. Overactivity and underactivity of the pituitary gland can cause a range of conditions, including those that affect sexual development, thyroid function, growth, skin pigmentation and adrenocortical function.
There is no obvious cause for pituitary tumors. Some might be caused by stimulation from the hypothalamus, which signals the pituitary gland to make hormones.
Conditions We Treat:
- Cushing's Disease
- Pituitary Adenomas
- Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency