Children and Teen Health

Los niños y adolescentes de la salud

The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones, which are really important in a child’s growth, especially during puberty. Hormones play a big role in an adolescent’s development and overall health. 

Learn more about how hormones can specifically affect a child or adolescent’s growth and development, as well as their overall health, in our related fact sheets. If you are specifically interested in growth hormone disorders, please see our Pituitary information.