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What do you mean by Hyperpituitarism?

Hyperpituitarism refers to the condition in which pituitary gland produces excessive amount of certain kinds of hormones related to growth, reproduction and metabolism. It results in raised levels of pituitary hormone and therefore affects the development of many body organs like abnormal growth of hands, feet and internal organs.

What causes Hyperpituitarism?

Hyperpituitarism is usually caused by:

  • Benign tumors
  • Carcinoid tumors (in rare cases)
What are the symptoms of Hyperpituitarism?

Various signs and symptoms of Hyperpituitarism are:

  • Headache
  • Vision problems
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hoarseness
  • Milk secretion from breasts
  • Sleep apnea
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness/tingling sensation
How can Hyperpituitarism be treated?

Hyperpituitarism can be treated by:

  • Surgery to remove tumor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Medications