The pituitary gland secretes hormones which carry messages around the body via the bloodstream. It controls several hormone glands in the body, including the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testes, so is often described as the master gland.
Pituitary disorders are considered rare. It is estimated that there are around 70,000 pituitary patients in the United Kingdom. Some conditions are more common than others. You can find out more by clicking the conditions below.