Pituitary disorders

Pituitary tumor symptoms

A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small bean sized gland in the center of the brain just above and behind the nose and behind the eyes. Pituitary tumors are common in both men and women. The presence of a pituitary tumor may not […]


The Guinness Book of World Records has many different types of awards. They give awards for the largest sandwich, fastest skier, longest fingernails and the tallest people. Many of the people who have been highlighted in the Guinness book through the years with the prestigious honor of being the tallest people in the world suffer […]

Empty sella syndrome

A bony structure that surrounds the pituitary gland in order to protect it is known as sella turcica. Disorders involving this sella turcica is called empty sella syndrome. It occurs when the sella contracts or becomes crushed. Sella Turcica, which in latin stands for “Turkish saddle”, is a saddle like base where the pituitary gland […]

Pituitary tumor treatment

A pituitary tumor is a growth that begins on the pituitary gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland is responsible for all the functions of secretions and hormones on a healthy person. Most tumors are benign, but some turn to be cancerous. Most pituitary tumors do not spread outside the skull, so very large […]

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the more common hormonal disorders that affect women who are capable of reproduction. The syndrome involves the ovaries becoming enlarged and the formation of a number of small cysts all around their outer edges. This can lead to a number of different issues, including irregular menstrual periods, and it […]


Your organs do not work independently. As a matter of fact, very few things (organs, systems or otherwise) in your body work autonomously. Most of them are dependent on something else in your body—which is dependent on something else—and so on. In fact you might think of the inner workings of your body as a […]


If you have every attempted to put together a puzzle then you can appreciate the difficulties of understanding the human body. Just like with a puzzle, the body’s parts both inside and out, are all an important part of the overall picture, no matter how large or small they might be. Just like a puzzle, […]

Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs if your body has an excess of cortisol for an extensive period of time. This condition is usually caused by using oral corticosteroid drugs but may also occur if your body produces too much of the cortisol hormone. The result of Cushing’s syndrome can be some unwanted issues and they will need […]

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is characterized by frequent urination and excessive thirst. This type of diabetes is different than sugar diabetes or diabetes mellitus that is more common. The symptom is the same as both will cause frequent urination and excessive thirst, but that is where the similarities end. There are four types of diabetes insipidus which […]