The pituitary gland is pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain. Despite its small size, it plays a critical role in overall health because it regulates most of the body’s hormone production. When your pituitary gland produces too much or not enough of certain hormones, it can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders.
Pituitary disorders can be caused by genetics, injury, or inflammation. Many are caused by a benign growth or noncancerous tumor. Learn more about pituitary tumor care at Duke.