I have entered the Port MacQuarie Ironman to raise awareness for this gland and the conditions it gives rise to. People speak in awe of those who are able to complete the Ironman distance, however the struggles through training and participating in this event is barely a shadow of the struggles of those living with pituitary conditions. It is during the long exhausting hours of exercise that the participants rely on their pituitary gland to secrete adequate amounts of cortisone and growth hormone, and it is the lack of adequate secretion of such hormones that makes everyday life a struggle for pituitary patients.
Most people do not know what a pituitary gland is. It is in fact the master hormone gland in the body, controlling the entire hormonal environment to allow each and every person to live life to the full. Problems with the pituitary gland may result in too much or too little hormones, both of which lead to significant difficulties in living life. Even activities such as having a shower, going to work, walking 1km that we think of as routine become difficult due to a profound lack of energy, general fatigue and loss of motivation.
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