Complications of Pituitary Tumors
Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 11:09 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:19 pm
The pituitary gland is a very small gland, about the size of a pea, located at the center of the skull. It is responsible for releasing hormones that affect growth, human reproduction, sexual development, and metabolism.
However, there are instances when tumors may develop in the pituitary gland. Although usually non-cancerous, these tumors negatively affect the pituitary gland’s function, causing the gland to produce too much or too few hormones. Some of the complications commonly associated with pituitary tumors are:
- Loss of body hair
- Sexual disorders/dysfunction
- Unintended weight gain
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Frequent urination
Unfortunately, pituitary tumors are listed as one of the many side-effects observed during the postmarketing evaluation of Risperdal, a drug designed to deal with the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar mania. If you are one of those adversely affected by this drug, a lawyer at Williams Hart might be able to help you file a product liability claim. Call us at (713) 352-7071 for more information.