Saturday, March 27, 2010

What are Hormones?

Hormones are chemicals which carry messeges from organs to cells. Teh glands which produce these hormones are part of the endocrine system which is made up of thyroids, adrenals pituitary, pancreas to name a few. The work to keep the body balance.

Two types of homones secreted in the body are sex hormones and growth hormones. PCOS casues imbalance hormones. Having imbalance hormones means all hormones in the body will be affected including the insulin hormone which is a growth hormone.

Ovaries generally tend to make a small amount of male sex hormeones, in PCOS they generarate a larger amount of androgens. Androgen hormones (male sex hormones) causes the male characteristics such as the change in appearance(extra body, hair loss, facial hair).

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