The pituitary gland is located at the base of your brain. It is responsible for producing multiple hormones that control thyroid function, growth and stress response among others. A pituitary gland that produces. too much or too little of any hormone may cause a disorder.

At Pediatric Endocrinology Associates our Doctors can diagnose and treat pituitary disorders.

Some of the pituitary disorders we treat include:

Pituitary Tumor: An abnormal growth on the pituitary gland that can cause hormonal disorders in the

Septo-optic Dysplasia: A congenital syndrome affecting the ocular nerves, sometimes correlated with
pituitary disorders.

Pituitary Hormone Deficiencies: Disorders caused by a malfunctioning pituitary gland that can affect a
number of systems in the body.

Diabetes Insipidus: A body water balance disorder that occurs when the brain does not produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) or when the ADH does not work on the kidneys like it should.

Hyperprolactinemia: Excess production of prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production.

For more information or to make an appointment with one of our Doctors, call the office at: (562)595-0166 or request an appointment online .

Pediatric Endocrinology Associates
2650 Elm Ave, Suite 318
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 595-0166
Fax (562)595-6714

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