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How do hormones work?

How do hormones work?

Hormones: An interesting item. Please go online and look at the many articles that are easy to read and understand (don't spend time with the sophisticated articles) and your answers will be worth the read. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What are sex hormones?

What are sex hormones?

Sex hormones: The pituitary gland controls both testosterone and estrogen with higher T levels in men and higher E levels in women. Could you let me know why you asked this question - I would be grateful. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hormone?

What exactly is a hormone?

BIG question!: Hi. In general terms, a hormone is a substance made in one place in the body and active at other places (the target tissues). Hormones bind specific receptors in target tissues and modify cell/tissue function. Hormones come in 4 broad categories: peptides/proteins, steroids, biogenic amines, and fatty acid metabolites. I've got monster textbooks that try to answer that question! :-) ...Read more

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Do my own hormones make me fat?

Do my own hormones make me fat?

Sure: We will use polycystic ovary syndrome in women for example. Though the mechanism is not known for sure, women with pco have elevated androgen levels. These women tend to be Insulin resistant & do not metabolize carbohydrates as well leading to weight gain. It's complicated, but all interrelated to hormone balance. ...Read more

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Can age reduced hormone levels?

Can age reduced hormone levels?

Yes: Many hormones may dwindle through the years. The most commonly known is estrogen decrease causing menopause 48-52yo. Men may experience decreased testosterone levels resulting in fatigue and decreased sexual performance. Thyroid levels may decline with age requiring oral replacement. For argument's sake, Insulin levels may decline contributing to diabetes. Take a blood test if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Do hormones make your b/p go up?

Do hormones make your b/p go up?

It depends: Thyroid hormones(too much) can cause hypertension(elevated blood pressure), birth control tends to be associated with hypertension, Progesterone can go both ways. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hormones?

What are the causes of hormones?

Different.: Don't quite understand the question. But different hormones have different effects on the body. We have many hormones in our body. We have hormones to send signals to the body to perform different processes. ...Read more

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How will diet affect my hormones?

How will diet affect my hormones?

Many ways: If you consume a very restrictive diet, you may develop nutritional deficiencies which can alter the function of enzymes, organ systems, and hormones. Also consuming too much food and gaining weight can also affect hormones. Overweight men tend to have lower testosterone. Not clear if cause or effect. There are also a number of hormones that affect appetite and are altered by diet. ...Read more

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What is the function of hormones?

Hormones: There are many hormones and I strongly recommend you go to a nearby library and have the team show you a few books about hormones. Take you time reading them. If you find concerns please contact your doctor. ...Read more