Pituitary gland and hormones
Your pituitary gland is found in your brain and is considered your body’s ‘master gland’. Learn more about the role of your pituitary gland here.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It is an important hormone for normal functioning of the reproductive system in men and women.
Endocrine glands and their hormones
Find out more about the endocrine glands and hormones in your body, such as the pituitary gland, thyroid gland and adrenal glands.
The hormonal system influences your metabolism, growth and many other functions. Learn more about what it is and conditions related to the hormonal system.
Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.
Addison's disease is a condition that makes people feel very weak and tired. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Thyroid function tests
A thyroid function blood test is used to check your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3) blood levels.
Gigantism is a rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but there may still be symptoms.
Your testosterone levels can vary depending on your sex, age and health. Learn more about low testosterone, possible causes and symptoms.
The role of cortisol in the body
Cortisol is a stress hormone with many important functions. Find out what happens if you have too little or excess cortisol and about corticosteroid drugs.