Have you ever wondered how much and how hormones play a role in your body and affect your day to day functions? Hormones are a very important part of the body and their roles can cause a lot of good and bad outcomes. Hormones are chemicals within your body that have specified purposes and jobs. Some control weight, some emotions, some the way we process foods and so forth.
Hormones are secreted into the blood stream which acts as a highway to deliver them to their tissue and organ destination.
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There are different systems that the hormones play a part in such as the endocrine glands which include the adrenal gland, thymus, thyroid, pituitary gland and pancreas for example. When it comes to males and females, the hormones work a bit differently as the female hormones are produced in the ovaries while the male sex hormones are produced in the testes.
1. How hormones work during the lifetime
The amount of hormones a human body needs changes throughout life; from infancy to puberty and to adulthood. These changes are normal for both men and women, though the type of hormones and the amounts of specific hormones differ between males and females. A hormonal imbalance can cause a lot of problems and has been attributed to over 6,000 disorders. Usually, for men, the production of their hormones will stabilize one they hit puberty. Women, on the other hand, will more than likely experience a significant change in hormonal imbalance as they get older in the later years of their life. For women, hormonal imbalance occur normally at three different stages such as puberty, pregnancy and then again during menopause…
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