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Pineal Gland Dysfunction


Presentation

  • Studies to support this claim are presented.[books.google.com]
  • Listen to Fascinating Presentation on the Pineal Gland and Melatonin, Anti-aging, Fluoride with Dr. Walter Pierpaoli "Little Pineal, Big Deal" (2 hours, 19 minutes)[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • View a video presentation on the diagnosis and treatment of pineal cysts with Mischer Neuroscience Institute director Dr. Dong Kim below.[neuro.memorialhermann.org]
  • The clinical presentation of germ cell tumors depends on: Tumor location and extent Tumor size Patient age Signs and Symptoms in Pineal tumors: Problem Signs and symptoms Raised Intracranial Pressure Common Often due to the compression of the Sylvian[pedsoncologyeducation.com]
  • Most children are aged 10-20 years at presentation, with the average age at presentation being 13 years. Adults typically are older than 30 years at presentation.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Physician
  • He is a staff physician in the Department of Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.[books.google.com]
  • Medical Acupuncture A Journal For Physicians By Physicians Spring / Summer1994 - Volume 6 / Number 1 Natural & holistic, whole-person, wellness-based Healthcare - Drug-Free & Non-Surgical Pain Relief Dr. Donald Liebell D.C., B.C.A.O.[liebellclinic.com]
  • If you have hypertension or any coronary heart diseases, consult your physician. source In5D Addendum Gregg Prescott, M.S.[in5d.com]
  • Marquis Who's Who and Who's Who in America Has authored studies published in journals such as Nature Genetics, Brain Research, International Journal of Cancer, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Genes, Chrom, Cancer Contact Us For Physicians[neuro.memorialhermann.org]
  • Of course this is does not mean you should stop or alter your medication without the advice of your prescribing physician.[drgangemi.com]
Precocious Puberty
  • The abundant melatonin levels in children is believed to inhibit sexual development, and pineal tumors have been linked with precocious puberty. When puberty arrives, melatonin production is reduced.[liquidprofessionalhcg.com]
  • In children younger than 10, certain germ cell tumors may secrete hormones that can create an endocrinologic disturbance and lead to precocious puberty.[skullbaseinstitute.com]
  • Precocious puberty Far less common to have secondary neuroendocrine deficits with non-germinoma germ cell tumors. Choriocarcinoma can be associated with sexual precocity (also may have an increase in CSF concentrations of hCG and LH).[pedsoncologyeducation.com]
  • There are some extremely rare reports of precocious puberty (early puberty) in individuals with pineal gland cysts or tumours.[yourhormones.info]
  • Precocious puberty. Abnormally early puberty that occurs when glands tell the body to release sex hormones too soon in life.[webmd.com]
Inflammation
  • Pesticides will INCREASE immune responses like inflammation and calcification. Organic foods will help REDUCE it.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • The physical ramifications of eating excess sugar are widely known and discussed; we know that it spikes your insulin levels, causes inflammation in the body’s tissues, exhausts the adrenal glands, and can lead to life-threatening illnesses like diabetes[spiritualityhealth.com]
  • Its roles are still being studied, but the consensus lies in melatonin acting as a stimulant under suppressive conditions and as an anti-inflammatory agent when the immune system experiences acute inflammation.[biologydictionary.net]
  • However, any of the following can cause it to malfunction: anorexia, bulimia, malnutrition, too much iron, bleeding, head traumas, infections, inflammation, genetic disorders, tumors, radiation, and surgery.[jonbarron.org]
Disability
  • Funded by numerous NIH institutes for more than two decades, his research has focused on social-psychological aspects of aging, including the role of control as a construct for characterizing life-course development, and the impact of disabling late life[books.google.com]
  • We cannot and should not accept a debilitating disorder based on 5 symptoms and accept them as “idiopathic” and surrender to disability.[bmj.com]
  • Category : Illness or disabilities Type Involuntary Introduction and description The pineal gland - also called the "third eye" - is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin.[allaboutheaven.org]
Malnutrition
  • However, any of the following can cause it to malfunction: anorexia, bulimia, malnutrition, too much iron, bleeding, head traumas, infections, inflammation, genetic disorders, tumors, radiation, and surgery.[jonbarron.org]
Ulcer
  • Abstract Depression, peptic ulcers, and sexual dysfunction may be exacerbated by a deficiency of melatonin. Stress and dietary habits may lead to deficiencies of both serotonin and melatonin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Suggestibility
  • As to the action of steroid hormones on presynaptic transmitter mechanisms, the book suggests that adrenocortical and gonadal steroids can create alterations in noradrenaline, adrenaline, and dopamine levels and turnover within the hypothalamus and preoptic[books.google.com]
  • Reports in rodents suggest that the pineal gland may influence the actions of drugs of abuse such as cocaine and antidepressants such as fluoxetine (Prozac); and contribute to regulation of neuronal vulnerability.[liquidprofessionalhcg.com]
  • Some research suggests that there may be a connection between impaired pineal gland function and cancer risk.[healthline.com]
  • The appearance of the convulsions suggests basic alterations in the biochemical and electrical activity of the CNS which are presumably due to the loss of some pineal constituent.[thebridgelifeinthemix.info]
  • Studies on sufferers in the Arctic suggested that SAD sufferers had abnormally high daytime levels of melatonin (when melatonin should in act be low in the day).[endocrinesurgeon.co.uk]
Sexual Dysfunction
  • Abstract Depression, peptic ulcers, and sexual dysfunction may be exacerbated by a deficiency of melatonin. Stress and dietary habits may lead to deficiencies of both serotonin and melatonin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • dysfunction, unspecified Abnormal sexual function; Sexual dysfunction ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R37 R37 Sexual dysfunction, unspecified Segmental and somatic dysfunction of head region Cranial somatic dysfunction ; Segmental and somatic dysfunction of[icd10data.com]
  • It plays a vital role in whether or not you develop diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders.[webmd.com]
  • Melatonin is also a powerful natural antioxidant, can aid with depression symptoms, is anti-aging, can supress cancer and can help with sexual dysfunction.[astoundingelements.com]
  • In fact, depression and sexual dysfunction are conditions that are further aggravated by low melatonin output.[biologydictionary.net]

Workup

  • Therefore, a rigorous and uniform preoperative workup is a requisite for all patients thought to harbor a pineal region tumor. Any endocrine abnormalities should be investigated prior to surgery.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Treatment

  • Currently, he is the principal investigator in the Video Imaging Synthesis of Treating Alzheimer's disease (VISTA) study, an investigator-initiated national, multi-center project to identify and track novel treatment effects in patients with mild to moderate[books.google.com]
  • Refuse all fluoride dental treatments especially for children. Fluoride-free toothpaste are easily available on the internet or local drugs stores easily. Get Out in the Sun Sunlight activates the pineal gland and stimulates decalcification.[homeopathyforwomen.org]
  • The main treatments for pineal region tumours are surgery, radiotherapy and sometimes chemotherapy. Your treatment depends mainly on the type of pineal region tumour you have.[macmillan.org.uk]
  • Pineal gland cyst treatment and diagnostics The most common cyst is found by chance during magnetic resonance imaging. As for the treatment, everything depends on the nature of the disease and its causes.[allcysts.com]

Prognosis

  • A markedly worse prognosis was demonstrated for children aged 5 years or younger compared with older patients (5-year survival rate: 15% for children aged 5 yr vs 57% for children aged 5 yr).[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Prognosis Pineal tumors are treatable, and in many cases, curable. The ideal approach to treatment depends on the size and type of tumor, and the extent to which the tumor is invading or compressing surrounding neurovascular structures.[skullbaseinstitute.com]
  • In contrast, pineoblastomas and PPTID have a poor prognosis as malignant neoplasms.[plaza.umin.ac.jp]
  • Pineal Tumor Outlook In recent years the prognosis for children with pineal tumors has improved dramatically. Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before a Biopsy Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Medical Editor: William C.[emedicinehealth.com]

Etiology

  • Melatonin has also been identified to inhibit the progression of Aβ brain pathology as well as the formation of Aβ protein itself. [7] A 2009 study published in Medical Hypothesis sheds light on the mechanisms that may link pineal gland dysfunction with the etiology[greenmedinfo.com]

Epidemiology

  • Richard Schulz, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Sociology, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research, at the University of Pittsburgh.[books.google.com]
  • Similar findings have been reported in two epidemiological studies of human populations drinking fluoridated water.[fluoridealert.org]
  • However, to date this has not been conclusively proved by epidemiological studies [ 18 ]. A meta-analysis found that night-shift work had little or no effect in the incidence of breast cancer in women [ 19 ].[patient.info]
  • Currently, initial surgical management for tissue diagnosis, and possible resection, is the standard of care for most children with pineal region tumors. [16] Epidemiology Pineal region tumors make up 0.4-1.0% of intracranial tumors in adults and 3-8%[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Epidemiology The term “pineal region tumors” includes both the neoplasms originating from the pineal body and the neoplasms originating from the adjacent anatomical structures, such as the thalamus, the tegmentum of the midbrain, and the falcotentorium[plaza.umin.ac.jp]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • […] patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, autism, depression, bipolar disorder schizophrenia and chronic fatigue syndrome are less consistent, likely reflecting the fact that these diagnoses do not represent a disease with a unitary pathogenesis and pathophysiology[bmj.com]
  • Insulin and metabolic syndrome [ 23 ] The interaction between melatonin, circadian rhythms and the RAS has also been implicated in the pathophysiology of type ll diabetes and metabolic syndrome.[patient.info]
  • Neuroradiological research has shown the pineal gland to be involved in the pathophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis.[africaresource.com]
  • I n the field of Bio-Psychiatry it was a conventional common thought that hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system dysregulation/hyperactivity (and thus excessive secretion of cortisol) played an important role in the pathophysiology of depression[antidepressantsfacts.com]
  • The pathophysiology of pineal region tumors is mostly a result of anatomic compression of adjacent structures, although local infiltration of neural structures can lead to symptoms in cases of highly invasive tumors.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • Prevention and Treatment of Pineal Dysfunction 1) If the teres major tested weak apply the rules listed in prevention and treatment of pituitary malfunction #7 to correct abnormal cranial biomechanics. 2) Go to sleep early (between 9pm and 10pm is ideal[myvits.com]
  • Placed directly on the 3rd eye or brow chakra for 15-30 minutes a day or every other day will help to open/balance/align the 3rd Eye (Brow) chakra and prevent/remove calcification of the gland.[dherbs.com]
  • Treatment and Prevention Good nutrition for the pituitary includes alfalfa, kelp, dandelion, bee pollen and spirulina. Magnesium and potassium are important minerals.[diagnose-me.com]
  • Melatonin has antioxidant effects which help in preventing disease qualities. Melatonin controls over stimulation of the sympathetic nerves to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate, thus reducing the impact on heart.[sleepdisordersguide.com]
  • If brain calcification is one of the primary driver's of Alzheimer's disease, as proposed, then inhibiting calcification may be a viable strategy for prevention and treatment.[greenmedinfo.com]

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