Yoga For Pituitary Tumors
What is Pituitary Tumours?
The pituitary gland, also called the “master” gland, is a pea-sized gland important to the functioning of the human body. It is located behind the eyes and below the front of the brain.
The pituitary gland produces hormones that regulate critical body organs and glands, including the:
1. Thyroid gland
2. Adrenal glands
Tumours that form in the pituitary gland are rare and usually noncancerous, or benign. Most are also considered “functioning,” which means that they produce hormones. Tumours that don’t produce hormones are called “nonfunctioning.”
Symptoms of Pituitary Tumours:-
• Weight gain
• Bruising easily
• Irritability, anxiety, and depression
• Nausea and vomiting
• Flushing of the face
• Weak muscles and bones
• High blood pressure
• Irregular heartbeat
• Large hands and feet (acromegaly)
• Producing breast milk even if not pregnant
• Lack of milk when breastfeeding
• Menstrual cycle changes
• Lowered sex drive
• Loss of body hair
• Abnormal sexual development and growth in children.
Statistics of Pituitary Tumors
• Only a few hundred cases of pituitary cancers have ever been recorded in the United States.
• Most were diagnosed in older people and about 75 per cent of cases were diagnosed after death.
• Benign tumours account for about 30 to 40 per cent of all pituitary tumours, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
• They are most common in young, reproductive-age women and men in their 40s and 50s.
• One in 4 people may have a benign pituitary tumour (adenoma) and not even know it because a tumour is noncancerous and doesn’t cause any symptoms.
• Pituitary tumours are often considered brain tumours, and they make up 12 to 19 per cent of all primary brain tumours.
• But most pituitary tumours are benign and most of them are treatable.
• The survival rates of a person with a pituitary tumour depend on the type of a tumour, the person's age, and other factors.
• It is important to remember that statistics on the survival rates for people with a pituitary gland tumour are an estimate.
Yoga For Pituitary Tumors:-
1. Triangle Pose
• The triangle pose is a yoga posture that stimulates your pituitary gland and relaxes your back and mind.
2. Child's Pose:-
• Child's pose is a restorative yoga pose that induces deep relaxation.
• Restorative poses might improve the functioning of your pituitary gland.
What Food to eat if you are suffering from Pituitary Tumors?
• Starchy carbohydrate foods
• Fruits and vegetables
• Protein-rich foods
• Milk and dairy foods
So these are the foods to eat and yoga asanas to do while you are suffering from Pituitary Tumors