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symptoms of overactive pituitary


Hello there,

Overactive pituitary gland is also called hyperpituitarism, but this is medical term and most of the people are using overactive pituitary gland as the name of the condition. This gland is in charge of producing certain hormones which plays pretty important part in our organism. Hyperpituitarism is happening when occurs increased level of one of the hormones in the bloodstream and the cause of this is usually non-cancerous tumor.

Usually symptoms of the hyperpituitarism depend on the hormone which is increased and they can be hyperprolactinemia symptoms, Cushing's disease symptoms, acromegaly symptoms, and hyperthyroidism symptoms.

When it comes to the treatment therapy depends, again, on which hormone is overproduced. It can include medications, surgery and hormone exchange therapy.