Thyroid: why does it get more attention than Pituitary?
One thing that puzzled me when I first read Danny Roddy or Ray Peat's articles was the honing in on the Thyroid gland over the Pituitary - even though the Pituitary is widely acknowledged as the endocrine system's master gland. Then I realised that this honing in happens everywhere.
Checking thyroid function is a standard test in the UK. On the internet there's tons of articles on eating to support your thyroid. 1 out of 182 people in the States have been diagnosed with Hashimotos. But how many have even heard of Hypoituitarism? It doesn't even register on spell check.!
Yet thyroid conditions can actually be caused by an overactive or underactive pituitary gland.
I asked my doctor last week if I could be tested for Hyperpituitarism. Apparently it was comical, because he laughed and then booked me for a thyroid test.
What am I missing here?