Homeopathy Medicine for Pitutary Adenoma
Homeopathic Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas
The majority of pituitary adenomas are benign, slow-growing tumors that do not spread to other parts of the body and are not cancerous; however, as they enlarge, they can put pressure on nearby tissues like the nerves that link the eyes to the brain and cause symptoms.
What is the pituitary?
A pea-sized gland called the pituitary, which is connected to the base of the brain, is located beneath the hypothalamus, a significant and related structure, and just behind the nose and the sphenoid sinus (the air space behind the face).
The pituitary is referred to as the “master gland” because it controls many processes, including growth, development, and reproduction, as well as the function of specific organs, including the kidneys, breasts, and uterus. A gland is an organ that produces and releases special substances, such as hormones, that act on other organs and tissues to make them work.
The anterior pituitary, which makes up about 80% of the gland and is located closest to the front of the head, is one of the three parts or lobes of the pituitary, each of which has a specific function in the body.
Only one hormone, which influences skin pigmentation, is secreted by the intermediary lobe.
The posterior pituitary, the portion of the gland at the back, does not produce any hormones on its own; instead, it is made up of the nerve endings of brain cells that originate in the hypothalamus and produce the hormones, which then move down to the posterior pituitary and are stored there for later use.
The hypothalamus produces hormones that signal the pituitary to release its hormones, and the hypothalamus and pituitary work in tandem.
What is a pituitary adenoma?
Pituitary adenomas are growths or tumors that develop on the pituitary; most of these growths or tumors are benign (slow-growing, non-cancerous, and do not spread to other parts of the body), but as they get larger they can put pressure on nearby structures, such as the nerves that connect the eyes to the brain, and this is what is referred to as the “mass effect,” which can result in symptoms.
The condition known as hypopituitarism, which can result in low blood pressure, exhaustion, changes in your sex drive and function, and make you feel less able to handle stress, can also be brought on by a large adenoma crushing healthy pituitary cells and preventing them from functioning normally.
TYPES OF PITUTARY ADENOMA
Pituitary adenomas are labeled based on their size.
1.Microadenomas in the pituitary are tumors that are less than 1 cm in size.
2.PITUTARY MACROADENOMA Macroadenomas are tumors that measure more than 1 cm.
Although not all adenomas produce hormones, many of them do release excessive amounts of hormones into the bloodstream, which in turn causes symptoms.
About one-third of all pituitary tumors are non-functioning or null cell adenomas, which are characterized by the absence of hormone production. They typically grow to be large and are discovered as a result of symptoms brought on by the mass effect.
How common are pituitary adenomas?
However, many pituitary adenomas, especially microadenomas, do not cause serious symptoms and are never found. Pituitary adenomas are found in about 77 out of 100,000 people, although it is thought that they actually occur in as many as 20% of people at some point in their lives.
Causes of Pituitary Adenomas
Pituitary adenomas have no known cause, but some have been linked to unintentional changes in DNA, the substance inside a cell that contains our genes, which direct the production of the proteins that govern a cell’s function.
Symptoms of Pituitary Adenomas
Pituitary adenomas can cause a variety of disorders or syndromes caused by excess hormone production, depending on the type of hormone released by the tumor or the mass effect on nearby structures.
- excessive growth hormone (GH) causes acromegaly in adults and Gigantism in children.
- Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) overproduction causes Cushing’s disease by causing the adrenal glands to produce steroid hormones.
- TSH overproduction, which causes hyperthyroidism
Pituitary adenomas can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:
- vision issues (loss of vision, double vision)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Behavioral changes, including a change in aggression, depression, or anxiety
- alterations to the nose
- Nasal drainage
- Sexual dysfunction
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- a sudden increase or decrease in weight
- joints that hurt or weakened muscles
- Early menopause
- (Women) Modifications to your monthly periods
Diagnosis and Tests
How are pituitary adenomas diagnosed?
Lab tests may be performed to check the hormone levels in blood; imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan*, can show a growth on the pituitary; and if the patient has vision issues, a visual field test may also be required. If the doctor suspects that the patient may have a pituitary adenoma, the patient will undergo a thorough review of their symptoms and medical history, as well as a physical examination.
*CT scans use computers to combine multiple X-ray images into cross-sectional views of the inside of the body, while MRIs use a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce clear images of the body.
Homeopathic Medicine of Pituitary Adenomas
Since it promotes inner balance at the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels, homoeopathy is a rapidly expanding system that is used throughout the world. When it comes to brain tumors, there are many effective homoeopathic medications available, but the choice depends on the individuality and constitution of the patient, taking into account the m
KALI IODIDEThere is a bilateral violent headache, worse warmth and pressure, hard painful lumps on the cranium, intense pain over the eyes and root of the nose, and the brain feels enlarged. This medicine is very helpful for brain tumors with a history of syphilis. It is also helpful for pain in the scalp that feels ulcerated and causes hair to change color and fall out.
CONIUM MACULATUMExcellent treatment for brain tumors that cause nausea and vomiting.
HELLEBORUS NIGER-Very helpful medication for brain tumors that cause confusion, headaches that end in vomiting, and head rolling and groaning that causes the sufferer to bury his head in a pillow in an effort to find comfort.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS-Very effective treatment for brain tumors that cause severe headaches, emotional sensitivity, and irritability. The patient experiences pain as if a nail has pierced their head, prefers to turn it backwards, sweats profusely on their forehead and arms, and craves acidic and salty foods.
CALCAREA CARBONICUM– Calcarea carbonicum is one of the best treatments for brain tumors that cause headaches, vertigo, and stitching pain in the skull. It is also helpful for complaints that are exacerbated by cold and wet weather, including icy coldness in and on the head, especially the right side, and excessive sweating that wets the pillow. It is best suited for children with large heads and hard abdomens.