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Understanding hormones and what they do in the body: Effective communications between cells

Understanding hormones

With a better understanding hormones when kept at youthful levels all the time, we will age slowly and gracefully

For a better understanding hormones are the body’s emissaries (messengers) responsible for the effective coordination of all vital repair, recovery and regeneration in the body and without them we cease to live a productive life, meaning that in their absence we simply degenerate. You may be wondering why get the knowledge of hormones, if that describe you, then you are at the right place because we want to help you appreciate the importance of being equipped with the knowledge of hormones. One of the functions of hormones is to keep us looking young and more youthful. That is one point many would want to identify with and we are not going to disappoint you. Keep reading and be one of the first to know with the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. This facility was founded by doctor Dalal Akoury MD, and it is home of great professional in various discipline ready to help you with all the medical concerns you may be having.

Now about keeping young doctor Akoury says that all you need to do to keep youthful is to ensure that your hormones are kept at youthful levels all the time, this way you will age slowly and gracefully. Remember that these substances (hormones) are made by special organs in our bodies and are disseminating communications between cells and organs giving instructions to do specific tasks. Their communication channels are consistent between each other through feedback loops. The balance and quantity of hormones directly and almost solely affects how our bodies function. Good balance and quantities translates into energy, weight control, sexual vigor, and youthful appearance, recovery from daily stress and physical activity and overall sense of well-being. Imbalance and lack leads to fatigue, sleep disturbance, sexual dysfunction, depression, impaired immune function, chronic illnesses, disease, “lack of thriving”, degenerative state of decline, debility and earl death.

Understanding hormones and their functions: The master glands

In our quest of understanding hormones, it is important to note that they are closely involved in every body function. And besides that they are even more than the later meaning that every cell has a receptor site for a hormone to communicate with the cell to turn it on, off, vary its rate, repair and coordinate the complex dance of this performance. For these hormones to functions well, they must be subjected to some control mechanism. What we are communicating is that the quantity of hormones secreted into the body systems is controlled by two glands in the brain; the hypothalamus and the pituitary. They were named the “master glands” however, doctor Akoury agrees that this may not be a good definition now that we know communication happens at many other levels than this small area in the frontal brain.

Hormones are also produced by the sex organs: ovaries and the testies, adrenal glands located above the kidneys, the pineal gland in the center of the brain, the thyroid, in front of the voice box and it is now known that even the bodies tissues can make certain hormones. Some of the sex hormones commonly known to us may include:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone

As we progress into the discussion, we will explain more about each of them but in the meantime it is important to note that both men and women have fat cells that can make estrogen and the more fat the more estrogen produced. The actions of these hormones are interrelated, symbiotic and essential to human existence. Their actions are both positive and negative. The balance and interaction between the sex hormones determines the presence or absence of symptoms, the recovery or lack and a degenerative state. Estrogen and progesterone are the dominant hormones in women. Estrogen is a broad name for a class of female hormones; Estradiol, Estrone and Estriol. Estradiol has the strongest physiologic force and the one to carefully monitor if one is supplementing. Estriol is the weakest of the female hormone estrogens.

A significant shortcoming in our understanding hormones is the belief that estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can act independently of one another at any time during our lives. This simply cannot happen and to look at it this way is mechanistic and lacks the full understanding of how the body is designed to seek equilibrium by a mechanism that we label homeostasis.

Unless we totally incorporate into our understanding the inseparability of the three sex hormones and the others we cannot solve the problems caused by their imbalances. As experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, we are very much concern when we see how people are mishandling certain basic things wrongly which lead into serious consequences. To this effect we resolved not to sit and watch but come out strongly and offer solutions. This is what we do best and it doesn’t matter whether you are struggling with addiction or hormone imbalance, you can get all these help under one roof with doctor Dalal Akoury. And as we come to the end of this discussion what to introduce you to some of the things we do in offering solutions. AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center normally organizes an Integrative Addiction Conference annually and this year we are having our second conference workshop that adopt on partnership and dialog among integrative Medical experts in a nurturing, empowering, motivating, and cozy atmosphere. The venue of the conference will in Austin Texas. There will be so many things taking place like for instance a full-day workshops will offer you information personalized for your interest and is designed to ease you towards transformational growth. For more information about this you can get in touch with us at 6505 Interstate Highway-35 North Austin, TX 78752 on telephone number: 512-454-3737 Fax: 512-419-0102. You are welcome and please find out more about the integrative addiction conference from the contacts given.