December 18th, 2009 by Andrew
Hormones are substances released into the bloodstream from a gland in the endocrine system which affects the activity of body cells that control organ functions as a whole (to control growth and development, sexual characteristics, affect the body in the use and storage of energy and controlling the volume of liquid, water and salt levels in the blood). Hormones in very small amounts can trigger the body’s response is very broad. Hormones serve as messengers to coordinate the activities of various organs of the body. Hormones circulating through the bloodstream and body to communicate with the entire body to regulate and maintain homeostasis (balance / stability) in the body via a feedback system that varies from internal biochemical balance of the body to deal with change
Decreased hormone levels in men and women with age. Lack of testosterone can result in the occurrence of erectile dysfunction. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual cycle irregularities, Peri-menopause syndrome, etc. due to hormonal imbalance. When headaches during menstruation, may be a sign that hormones are not balanced anymore and hormones send the signal to the glands to try to overcome this (Excerpted from: maca, adaptogens & Hormonal Regulator, Beth M. Ley, Ph.D).
Hormone imbalance can be caused by internal factors (hormonal cycle, genetic disorders, the growth of tumors in the gland, age, etc.) and external (outside the entrance of hormones from the body, either intentionally, for example: the consumption of tablets / creams / injections of hormones, whether or not intentionally, for example: dietary deficiency, pesticide contamination, the modern animal husbandry products, plastic products, carpets, drug use steroid groups, the condition of stress, unhealthy lifestyle and so forth.