Pituitary Gland Booklet

This A5 booklet provides information about the pituitary, the disorders that can affect the gland and the hormones that are produced.

You may find that not all of the information applies to you in particular, but we hope it helps you to understand your condition better and offers you a basis for discussion with your GP and endocrinologist.


  • What is the Pituitary Gland and what does it do?
  • The Hypothalamus
  • What can go wrong with my Pituitary Gland?
  • Other Pituitary Conditions
  • Treatment of Pituitary Tumours
  • Why do I need Replacement Therapy?
  • Underproduction of Pituitary Hormones
  • Overproduction of Pituitary Hormones
  • Aspects of Pituitary Disease
  • General Information for Patients
    • Employment
    • Driving
    • Insurance & Pensions
    • Prescriptions
    • Personal Medical Identification
  • Common Questions
  • Living with a Pituitary tumour – a Patient’s Story
  • Useful Links – Other Organisations

Also available to download for free