Higher level of prolactin can cause tumors
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What is tumor in the pituitary gland?
The pituitary gland is present in our brain and tumors in this gland are called prolactinoma. Due to this tumor, the pituitary gland starts producing too much of a hormone called prolactin. Prolactinoma is the most common type of tumor of the pituitary gland, and this tumor causes pressure on the surrounding tissue, which causes many types of symptoms.
What are the symptoms of tumor in the pituitary gland?
Although the symptoms of having a pituitary gland tumor in men and women are different, but there are some symptoms that affect both. These symptoms are weakening of bones, decreased fertility, loss of libido, visual problems and headache.
Why does tumor in the pituitary gland occur?
The exact cause of the tumor in the pituitary gland is not yet known. Stress is thought to be one of the reasons, although this has not yet been confirmed, In addition, it has been confirmed that tumors in the pituitary gland are not a genetic problem.
In the pituitary gland, how is the tumor treated?
In the pituitary gland the main symptom is the treatment of the tumor. Normalizing prolactin levels, shrinking the tumor and correcting it if there is a visual problem. Medications are usually given initially for tumors and if there is no improvement from the drugs, surgery can be done. Sometimes radiation therapy is also done along with medications. In addition, prolactin levels can be normalized by exercising regularly to reduce stress.