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Old 09-19-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Pituitary Malfunction Causes Other Disorders?

Anyone know anything about pituitary/hypothalamus causing diabetes, low thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.?

I looked for a forum in the alphabetic list. We could start one. Sounds important, doesn't it? I did a web search and only found that there can be an infection, or benign tumors, that most doctors haven't studied it much, and that patients can go home the same day, sometimes, after having surgery through the nose. (I'm deathly afraid of any surgery.)

A chiropracter who was speaker for a thyroid support group meeting had some kind of medicine for pituitary, probably herbs, and is it true they can't write prescriptions? He does a strange (to me) test where the patient tries to hold an arm horizontal and he tries to push it down while touching certain spots on the body. If the arm goes down, that's a trouble spot. The one for pituitary is on the head. Some say this is a familiar test, usually for allergies.

 
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Re: Pituitary Malfunction Causes Other Disorders?

Thanks much, Chrisgi. I didn't much think I would get any replies.

I'm with you that a chiropracter is probably not the right way to go for this kind of problem. Don't know a thing about them OR osteopaths.

There's a guy at another thyroid forum who's also interested in pituitary, has a lot of hair on his upper arms that none of his family have, and I guess a few other things. If this gets more replies and anyone wants to take it all to a specialized forum, I'd try to bring him along. He's having to wait for an endocrinologist appointment I guess, assumed he only had a thyroid problem until I mentioned pituitary which he hadn't thought of.

 
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Re: Pituitary Malfunction Causes Other Disorders?

Since the pituitary is the "master" gland that releases hormones that control a great number of functions in your body, then certainly it follows that it couls be the source of many disorders. Since the hypothalamus controls some of the pituitary's function, then the same thing also applies there.

Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are autoimmune in nature rather than hormonal, so I doubt that they would be caused by a pituitary or hypothalamus disorder, but the symptoms could be aggravated by hormonal imbalances, though. Diabetes, could conceivabley be aggravated, too.
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Thanks.

 
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Re: Pituitary Malfunction Causes Other Disorders?

So do you know of any treatments for whatever could be wrong?

 
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