Chemical Messengers are Key to Aging Gracefully
Hormones are "chemical messengers" in the body. Together with the nervous system, hormones regulate every aspect of bodily function.
Hormones include male and female sex hormones, adrenal hormones, thyroid, pituitary and "brain hormones," also called neurotransmitters.
Decreased levels of thyroid hormone can lead to sluggishness, forgetfulness, weight gain and high cholesterol levels. Excess thyroid hormone can cause irregular heart beats, fast heart rate, unintended weight loss, jitteriness and even death.
Altered levels of the adrenal hormones affect heart rate, metabolism and energy, blood pressure and immune function to name just a few.
The "sex hormones" (male and female) not only control fertility and male and female sexual characteristics, but declining levels of these hormones are associated with aging, premature aging, heart disease osteoporosis, mood disorders and the aging process in general.
Imbalanced brain hormones, also called NeuroTransmitters (NT's) are associated with all manner of mood disorders including depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADD/ADHD and other brain and nervous system disorders. Changes in BT levels are also associated with brain and nervous system diseases such as Parkinson's disease.
Keeping youthful, balanced hormone levels goes a long way toward preventing "age related" illnesses and the aging process in general.
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