2017 has been another busy year for The Pituitary Foundation, campaigning to raise awareness of key issues facing patients, and providing support to our patient community.
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The Pituitary Foundation is delighted to hear that this vital medication will now be made available on the NHS to patients with uncontrolled Acromegaly in Scotland.
Patient and author, Marilyn Harvey, tells us why she decided to write her book, 'Living with Hypopituitarism and other things that happened to come along’.
Jim tells us how a routine eye examination identified a pituitary macro adenoma. He also encourages everyone to attend these examinations even if they think there is no need.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is holding a Pituitary patient seminar event on 10th November 2017 at Britannia Hotel on Portland Street, Manchester.
The Pituitary Foundation is currently running a campaign with optometrists to raise awareness and try to decrease diagnosis times. Here we have a story from patient, Phil, who talks about being diagnosed immediately by his optician.
Christine tells us about her long diagnosis, dealing with Acromegaly, and how the lack of knowledge about adrenal insufficiency in hospital nearly lost her her life.
For those patients who are taking part in marathon events, we provide general guidance to help you keep safe and well whilst running.
"Looking back over the last 12 years, since Tony had his diagnosis, (pituitary apoplexy from a macro prolactinoma) we have at times had quite a roller coaster of a ride!"
During the last nine months The Foundation has been involved in a review process of the guidelines for adrenal crisis produced by The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee. We are delighted to announce that our recommendations have been incorporated to the UK manual.