Your physician will ask for various tests to review the hormone levels in your body.
He or she will also check for hypopituitarism if you underwent radiation treatment or had a head injury.
These tests will help your doctor find whether your adrenal, thyroid or sex hormones are in low levels.
Stimulation or dynamic testing
These specialized endocrine tests help assess hormone production in your body. You have to take some medications that trigger hormone production to find how your body responds and produces hormones.
Any abnormality or tumor in your pituitary gland can be detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
To find out whether a tumor in the pituitary gland has affected your visual fields or eyesight, your doctor will ask for vision tests.
Growth hormone replacement therapy can be helpful for both children and adults. This therapy promotes the normal growth of children, while adults can’t grow taller.
In case of pituitary tumors, treatment will involve surgery or radiation therapy to remove the tumors.