Adrenal And Pituitary Disorders

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Thyroid Endocrinology and Diabetes

Endocrinologists located in Dallas, TX & Grand Prairie, TX

Your adrenal and pituitary glands produce hormones that affect a number of body functions like growth, metabolism, sexual function, and mood. A disorder in either gland can cause a wide range of health complications and resulting diseases. The specialists at Thyroid Endocrinology and Diabetes successfully treat adrenal and pituitary disorders of patients in Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield, Texas. To learn more about diagnostic tests and treatments that can benefit your condition, call your nearest office or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment today.

Adrenal and Pituitary Disorders

What are the adrenal and pituitary glands and why are they important?

The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and are responsible for the hormone cortisol, which regulates your metabolism, controls blood sugar levels, and helps you deal with stress.

Your pituitary gland is located at the base of your brain and is often called the master gland because it controls the other glands in your endocrine system, like your thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, and testes. 

Your endocrine system is made up of a network of glands that produce specialized hormones to control a wide range of body functions, including your metabolism, heart function, sex drive, and much more. Since the adrenal and pituitary glands are responsible for regulating many body functions, a disorder with either of these glands can result in a wide range of symptoms and resulting health issues.

What are the symptoms of adrenal and pituitary disorders?

If you have an adrenal or pituitary disorder, you can develop conditions and symptoms like:

  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual changes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of libido
  • High blood pressure
  • Skin problems
  • High blood sugar
  • Muscle or bone weakness
  • Mood swings and depression

 

Your symptoms can be wide-ranging since these glands regulate many different body functions. Symptoms also depend on whether these glands are producing too much or too little of their hormones, or if the problem is due to a tumor compromising their function.

What are the available treatments for pituitary and adrenal gland disorders?

If your blood test indicates abnormal thyroid levels, your specialist will design a regimen to restore your hormone levels to normal and reverse any resulting weight gain.

Your specialist may also suggest estrogen or testosterone therapy to reduce the symptoms of low estrogen in women and low testosterone in men that may be causing weight gain or the inability to lose weight.

Your provider may also use obesity medications to help you lose weight, prescribe a specialized diet, or even refer you for bariatric surgery.

The team at Thyroid Endocrinology and Diabetes uses HRT combined with lifestyle modifications that include changes to your diet and exercise regime to help speed up your weight loss. If needed, the team can recommend professional nutritionists who work with you to create a nutritional program that helps you lose weight while making sure you receive the nutrients you need to remain healthy in the long run.

To learn more about the various weight loss treatment options at Thyroid Endocrinology and Diabetes, call or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment today.