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The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.
The adrenal glands are two endocrine glands sitting on top of each kidney. They form part of the body's hormonal system. They produce several hormones that are involved in controlling your blood pressure, metabolism and your body's response to stress.
Endocrine glands and their hormones
The hormone system is the way in which one part of the body tells another part of the body to do something important. Find out more about different parts of the hormonal system.
The thyroid is a soft bow-shaped gland which sits in the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Learn more about what they do and medical conditions related to them.
Causes of thyroid problems
The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.
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This condition causes the thyroid gland in the neck to produce too much thyroid hormone, and can eventually lead to goitre and bulging eyes.
The parathyroid glands are four small glands, each about the size of a grain of rice. Learn more about what they do and medical conditions related to them.
Complications of thyroid problems
Thyroid problems can lead to many complications – like heart failure, nerve damage or infertility. Learn about the consequences of not treating these problems.