Pitutary Disorder

This is a pea-sized, reddish-gray organ in the center of the brain, just above the back of the nose. It regulates various hormones that directly or indirectly affect most basic bodily functions. Disorders of the pituitary gland include Cushing's disease (which causes fat to build up in the face, back and chest) and acromegaly (in which the hands, feet and face are larger than normal). Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. It is often called the "master gland" because it influences many other glands, especially the thyroid. Problems with the pituitary gland can affect bone growth, a woman's menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk. endocrinologists treat pituitary disorders including:

Endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and evaluate people with pituitary disorders including Addison's disease, pituitary tumor, diabetes insipidus and Cushing syndrome. These tests and tools are used to diagnose and evaluate pituitary disorders: