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.
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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.
One of our Volunteers, Mike, talks about his experience of diagnosis 25 years ago and how his life has changed since.
“From listening to all the speakers, my life took on a new perspective”
For those of you that aren’t aware, one of The Pituitary Foundation’s support services includes the Pituitary Conferences that are held every 18 months. This event is an opportunity to learn more about pituitary conditions directly from expert medical speakers, and to meet with over 200 other patients.
Senior Fundraising Manager, Jay Sheppard, tells us more about himself and why he is so passionate about fundraising.