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The best pituitary treatment in Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh has multiple years of experience with the management of pituitary conditions. She has provided scores of patients with positive outcomes. She creates a customized approach for her patients, depending on their medical history and requirements.

These are some of the things that make her one of the best endocrinologists for pituitary treatment in Mumbai.
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What is the Pituitary gland?

Your pituitary (hypophysis) is a pea-sized endocrine gland at the base of your brain, behind the bridge of your nose and directly below your hypothalamus. It sits in an indent in the sphenoid bone called the sella turcica.

It plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body’s ‘master gland’ because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.

The pituitary gland is called the ‘master gland’ as the hormones it produces control so many different processes in the body. It senses the body’s needs and sends signals to different organs and glands throughout the body to regulate their function and maintain an appropriate environment. It secretes a variety of hormones into the bloodstream which act as messengers to transmit information from the pituitary gland to distant cells, regulating their activity.

The anterior pituitary gland produces the following hormones and releases them into the bloodstream:

  • adrenocorticotropic hormone, which stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete steroid hormones, principally¬†cortisol
     
  • growth hormone, which regulates growth, metabolism and body composition
     
  • luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone, also known as gonadotrophins. They act on the ovaries or testes to stimulate sex hormone production, and egg and sperm maturity
     
  • prolactin, which stimulates milk production
     
  • thyroid stimulating hormone, which stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete thyroid hormones.

Each of these hormones is made by a separate type of cell within the pituitary gland, except for follicle stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone, which are made together by the same cell.

Two hormones are produced by the hypothalamus and then stored in the posterior pituitary gland before being secreted into the bloodstream. These are:

  • anti-diuretic hormone (also called¬†vasopressin), which controls water balance and blood pressure
     
  • oxytocin, which stimulates uterine contractions during¬†labour¬†and milk secretion during breastfeeding.

Between the anterior pituitary and the posterior pituitary lies the intermediate pituitary gland. Cells here produce:

  • melanocyte-stimulating hormone, which acts on cells in the skin to stimulate the production of melanin.

 

Symptoms & diagnosis of pituitary disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of pituitary disorders include:

  • Headaches¬†
  • Vision problems¬†
  • Unexplained weight gain¬†
  • Loss of libido¬†
  • Feeling dizzy and nauseous¬†
  • Pale complexion¬†
  • Muscle wasting¬†
  • Coarsening of facial features¬†
  • Enlarged hands and feet¬†
  • Excessive sweating and oily skin¬†
  • Moon face (with reddened skin on face)¬†
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Diagnostic tests for pituitary disorders include hormone tests, dynamic tests, imaging and neuropathology.

Imaging most commonly includes MRI to visualize the gland. Dynamic tests include glucose suppression test, growth hormone stimulation test and dexamethasone suppression tests. 

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Treatment for pituitary disorders

Treatment for pituitary conditions include medications, systemic care for other systems affected by the disease such as ophthalmic care as well as surgeries in certain cases like pituitary tumors.

Medications mostly involve agents that can decrease hormone production, thereby reducing the symptoms of the disease or hormone replacement therapies that help supplement the lack of necessary hormones, thereby alleviating symptoms related to reduced presence of pituitary hormones.

Some pituitary disorders

Below listed are the some disorders of the pituitary gland. You can click on them to read more.
Acromegaly is a rare condition in which you make too much growth hormone.

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare condition in which you make too much growth hormone.
Cushing's syndrome is caused by too high a level of glucocorticoid in the body.

Cushing's syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome is caused by too high a level of glucocorticoid in the body.
A prolactinoma is a non-cancerous growth (benign tumour) in the pituitary gland that makes a hormone called prolactin.

Prolactinoma

A prolactinoma is a non-cancerous growth (benign tumour) in the pituitary gland that makes a hormone called prolactin.
Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which your ability to control the balance of water within your body is not working properly.

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which your ability to control the balance of water within your body is not working properly.

Where to visit your pituitary expert in Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh

Shop No 10,1st Floor, Patel Arcade, Nagpada Junction, Maharashtra 400008

SAIFEE HOSPITAL: 15/17, Maharshi Karve Rd, Charni Road East, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004

 

Phone numbers:

+91-7738357860

+91-9769408001

022-49732323

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