Examples of pituitary gland disorders include pituitary gland tumors, hypopituitarism and acromegaly, states Hormone Health Network. Pituitary gland tumors, the most common type of pituitary disorder, are usually benign. More »

A pituitary disease or disorder is caused by tumors that have developed in the pituitary gland; head trauma; injuries; certain medications; and bleeding that is close to or inside the pituitary, notes the Hormone Health ... More »

The pituitary gland performs a number of biological functions, such as secreting hormones for metabolism and growth, and when pituitary glands are underactive or overactive, their abilities to perform these functions are... More »

similar articles

Causes of low blood cell counts in children include leukemia, chemotherapy or radiation treatment, and lack of sufficient vitamin B-12 in the diet, states Children’s Health Network. An infection such as tuberculosis and ... More »

Endocrinologists specialize in treating diseases of the endocrine system, which consists of glands that secrete hormones, including the pancreas, thyroid and adrenal glands, explains Hormone Health Network. Diabetes is a... More »

A pituitary tumor may be treated with drug therapy, surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, depending on the type of pituitary tumor and symptoms it is causing, explains the National Cancer Institute. Drug therapy is... More »

A pituitary adenoma is a slow-growing, benign type of brain tumor that develops from specialized cells in the pituitary gland, which sits at the base of the brain, explains UCLA Health. Pituitary adenomas can secrete hor... More »