Pituitary disorders caused by pituitary tumors are an under-diagnosed set of conditions that can wreak havoc on the hormonal system of the body resulting in a multitude of seemingly unrelated symptoms such as weight gain and vision loss. Find out more about these conditions.
A former pituitary tumor patient joins forces with the Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center to bring awareness to Cushing’s disease and other pituitary tumor-related syndromes. Read about Sharmyn McGraw’s 7-year journey.
More than 25 percent of women with Cushing’s disease experienced their first symptoms within one year of giving birth, a small study by researchers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute found.
Chronic and/or serious physical illness of any kind has far reaching effects that go far beyond the actual physical symptoms of the disease. Medicine focuses on the patient, so that people close to the patient are often ignored. Read about the deep impact of pituitary disorders on families and what can be done to overcome these challenges.
The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.
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