Human growth hormone
Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.
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.
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.
Drugs in sport
Using drugs to give your performance an edge can also affect your health. Learn more about what damage drugs can do to your health.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is found in your urine and blood when you're pregnant. Find out more about hCG here.
Growth disorders are disorders that can cause abnormally fast or slow growth. They can be caused by genes, hormones, or nutrition.
The endocrine (hormonal) system influences your metabolism, growth and other functions. Learn more about what it is and related conditions.
Hormones are responsible for many bodily functions including growth, repair, maintenance and triggering a number of bodily processes. Learn more here.
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.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects the hormones. People with the condition will have health problems, but might still enjoy a normal lifestyle.