Well, well, well!! You don't have to tell a "Cushie" the pituitary has a tie to the inflammatory process, especially those who have IC.
From the NIH:
The innovative shift in research focus represented by the MAPP initiative is supported by recent epidemiological studies showing that interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome are frequently associated with other chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia (chronic pain of unknown origin), chronic fatigue syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome. These latest findings suggest the possibility of common underlying disease processes in these chronic disorders.And from the University of Iowa:
The funding makes the UI a "Discovery Site" for the NIH's Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network. In particular, the UI researchers will explore the roles of the pituitary gland and sympathetic nervous system in the inflammatory process. Kreder said the project involves five different, but interrelated, projects and will draw on the UI's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.To read more:
NIH Launches Effort to Advance Study of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders
DIURNAL CORTISOL VARIATIONS AND SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS .
Exploring The Roles Of The Pituitary Gland And Sympathetic Nervous System In The Inflammatory Process