Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary Tumors

The pituitary gland is an appendage of the brain, one of the main organs of the endocrine system, it is responsible for the production of growth hormones, the reproductive sphere and metabolism. Tumours are more common in people of both sexes between the ages of 30 and 40. Some pituitary tumours result in too many hormones that regulate important functions in the body. Some pituitary tumours can cause the pituitary gland to release lower levels of hormones.

Most pituitary tumours have noncancerous (benign) growths (adenomas). Adenomas remain in the pituitary gland or surrounding tissues and do not spread to other parts of the body. There are various treatment options for pituitary tumours, including removing the tumour, controlling its growth, and managing hormone levels with medication. Often, the disease does not manifest itself immediately. A person may not be aware of its existence for a long time. However, if you have any suspicious signs, you should immediately contact a specialist. He will conduct the necessary diagnostics and select the optimal treatment regimen.

Symptoms 

Patients with this diagnosis reported the following symptoms: 

  • Visual impairment;
  • Decreased appetite and body weight;
  • Headache;
  • Decreased libido;
  • Violation of the menstrual cycle;
  • Increased fatigue;
  • Seborrhea;
  • Double vision and others.

A qualified doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination of the body, and based on the data obtained, he will select individual therapy tactics.

Treatment

Specialists of the leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic will help identify pathology and start treatment on time. We use modern equipment and unique methods of therapy. Our doctors have a wealth of practical experience and knowledge. The wards in our department are equipped with everything you need. The rates are set in the clinic as in a public hospital. Thus, you get a wide range of services at an affordable price.

The doctors of the centre use conservative methods of treatment in their work. The choice of the method of therapy depends on the type of tumour, its size, hormone concentration and symptoms in each individual patient. Pituitary tumours are classified as hormonally active and hormonally inactive. Formations of the first type are divided according to the type of hormones they produce. Prolactinomas, somatotropinomas, thyrotropinomas are subject to conservative treatment. For treatment, antagonist drugs are used that are appropriate for each type of tumour.