The functions of the body are regulated by two major control systems:
- The Nervous System
- The Hormonal or Endocrine System.
The hormones discussed below are secreted by specific endocrine glands to affect specific body function. Simply put, when hormones become imbalanced, so does the delicate balance of the endocrine system itself creating havoc within your body.
Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. Progesterone is also produced in the peripheral tissue.
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Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and is necessary for life. Although cortisol is made and secreted by the adrenal glands it is regulated primarily by the brain.
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Estrogen is a steroid hormone made by the ovaries in women, and to a lesser degree, by the testes in men. Estrogen is also made in the fat cells.
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DHEA is an anabolic steroid hormone produced in the ovaries, testes, adrenals and brain. Men typically have higher levels than women.
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