Pituitary – Adrenal Disorders in Tarzana, CA

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About Pituitary - Adrenal Disorders

Located in the skull behind the bridge of the nose, the pituitary gland is a vital regulator of overall health. Acting as the "master gland," it produces and releases essential hormones that affect physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you suspect a pituitary gland disorder, seek a consultation at Yehuda Handelsman, M.D.. Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, an experienced endocrinologist, specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of common and complex pituitary gland disorders, aiming to restore your health promptly and effectively. Take control of your health by scheduling a consultation today.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A comprehensive diagnosis is essential to determine the appropriate treatment for your condition. Dr. Handelsman will initiate the diagnostic process by conducting a blood draw and a series of lab tests. Additional imaging tests, like an MRI, CT scan, or x-rays, may be necessary to examine the pituitary gland. These results will reveal any abnormal hormone levels and indicate whether they are high or low. Based on the findings, Dr. Handelsman will develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your well-being and restore a high quality of life.

Hormone replacement therapy is the primary approach for treating pituitary gland disorders and conditions. Once the underlying cause of your condition has been identified and addressed, the imbalanced hormone will be corrected. If hormone therapy is deemed appropriate for your situation, we will schedule a consultation to explain the procedure, outline the expected outcomes, and arrange the necessary steps for your treatment. We aim to provide you with the information and support you need to embark on your healing journey.

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Very knowledgeable endocrinologist.

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Dr. Handelsman is very caring, excellent and thorough!

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I find Dr. Handelsman to be very professional, patient, knowledgeable and not as stuffy as most doctors, which means I can talk to him and not feel as though I’m taking up his time. In other words I would recommend him.

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If you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms related to pituitary-adrenal disorders, don't wait to take action. Schedule a consultation at Yehuda Handelsman, M.D. to receive a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis from Dr. Handelsman. Our team will work diligently to understand the underlying causes of your condition and create a tailored treatment plan to restore balance and improve your overall health. Don't let pituitary-adrenal disorders hold you back from living a fulfilling life. Take the first step toward better health by reaching out to our Tarzana, CA office today.

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What is adrenal insufficiency?

Adrenal insufficiency is a disorder where the adrenal glands don't produce enough hormones. Addison’s disease, or primary adrenal insufficiency, is one form of this condition, occurring when the immune system damages the adrenal glands.

What are the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency?

Symptoms often develop gradually and can include muscle weakness, fatigue, joint or abdominal pain, decreased appetite, weight loss, lightheadedness, and mood changes. Unique to primary adrenal insufficiency are cravings for salt and skin darkening.

What triggers an adrenal crisis?

An adrenal crisis can occur due to health-related stress, like illness or injury, and is more severe in people with adrenal insufficiency. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, and may progress to loss of consciousness.

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