In general, it is a misconception that women are more conscious about their health and worry about hormonal health. However, everyone’s body produces hormones. A good hormone health is seriously important for both sexes. In our blog we are discussing about the hormonal health of men.
Our bodies are made up of different systems. The endocrine system is responsible for the regulation and creation of hormones. It helps in maintaining the body and other systems. It is made up of glands located all over the body, from the brain to our reproductive organs. These glands have many purposes. These are the glands that are responsible for producing hormones, which affect and regulate the physiology of the body.
The pituitary gland is situated in the brain, where the creation of hormones initiates. Five different kinds of hormones are produced by it. The thyroid and parathyroid glands are responsible to produce the hormones. These hormones regulate the temperature and also the calcium levels in the blood and bones. The pancreas creates insulin hormones to control blood sugar levels. The adrenals give cortisol, which put up blood sugar levels, fight back with the inflammatory reactions, restoring mental alertness and control the immune system. Now, we can say the testis creates and controls testosterone and keep alive the male sexual characteristics.
A man produces three main hormones, they are: Testosterone, growth hormone and cortisol. The testosterone is the hormone that makes a man feel confident and creates the desire for sex. This hormone is produced in the testis and regulated by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Testosterone is present in muscles and gives the shape to man’s configuration both mentally and physically. Naturally, the level of testosterone drops per year by one percent after turning 30. But, if it drops more than this then it is not normal. Unfortunately, this is happening with lots of men. Large drops in testosterone results in dulled sexual desire and it also lowers down the confidence in men.
Physical growth depends on the growth hormone. The more the growth hormone is produced in a boy; more is the probability of being taller. Growth hormone is also responsible for producing testosterone and affects the bodily composition. Like other hormones, balanced production of growth hormone is essential. Very little production of growth hormones results in the lack of physical growth. And too much production can lead to side effects like high blood pressure and blood sugar.
To Be Continued…