Pituitary Gland Diseases

Diseases Caused by the Pituitary Gland 

what are the diseases of the pituitary gland

When excessive or insufficient hormones are produced by the Pituitary Gland more than a dozen different disorders of the endocrine system can result.

Here is a list of diseases caused by the pituitary gland disorders:  

Diseases Caused by Pituitary Gland Disorders Caused By Hormones Affected 
Acromegaly overproduction growth hormone
Cushing’s disease overproduction adrenocorticotropic hormone
Growth hormone deficiency under production growth hormone
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone overproduction vasopressin
Diabetes insipidus under production vasopressin
Sheehan syndrome under production any pituitary hormone
  under production any pituitary hormone, except prolactin, which is increased
Hyperpituitarism overproduction any pituitary hormone
Hypopituitarism under production any pituitary hormone


You may also find these web pages useful:

Lab Tests Online

Where Is The Pituitary Located?

All About Cushing’s Syndrome


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