Most activities of a man’s body are controlled by the presence or absence of one or more hormones, produced by different glands in the body. Hormones produced by these glands as a response to an external factor can be considered natural hormones. The release of hormones in men is dependent on specific hormones.
Unlike women, men do not have cyclic hormonal production, but instead, have the hormones secreted when needed. Hormones are responsible for various human body changes, which often affect our lifestyles directly. Below are several hormones that occur naturally in human beings and a description of their responsibility.
When faced with stressful situations such as assisting a stressful client, a man’s body is stimulated to produce hormones that push them into action. These stress hormones that act as alarm systems are Cortisol and Epinephrine. Stress hormones dilate the bronchi so that the brain is fed more oxygen, and therefore kept alert.
In the case of an emergency that needs immediate action, the hormones stimulate the production of fats and glucose, which inject the needed energy into the bloodstream. When these stress hormones are produced constantly, due to excessive stress, there is a risk of disrupting the metabolic system, leading to weight gain, due to the excess production of fat and glucose. Therefore, it is important to work out for at least an hour every three days a week.
Weight hormonesIn human beings, appetite is brought by different naturally occurring hormones. These hormones include Leptin, Ghrelin, CCK, and Insulin. If the stomach is empty, a hormone called ghrelin prompts neurons to send signals to the hypothalamus leading to the hunger feeling. When eating starts, CCK is responsible for appetite suppression, the moment you have had enough. After having had enough food, the hormone peptide YY is responsible for informing the brain that the body has had enough, a point where insulin is produced.
Another appetite suppression hormone is Leptin, which is produced by fat cells. Leptin leads to the secretion of another appetite-suppressing hormone, alpha-MSH. Notably, consumption of excess sugars can lead to disruption of leptin levels, which sends hunger signals to the brain even after having a meal. This can lead to insulin resistance and fatty liver disease.
Proper sexual health in men is fully dependent on several naturally occurring hormones, namely Testosterone, LH, and FSH. Testosterone is considered the main ingredient for a man’s good sexual health, and its production is triggered by the luteinizing hormone (LH). The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), on the other hand, is responsible for sperm production.
When aroused, a man’s adrenal glands secrete epinephrine and norepinephrine, which increases the rate of blood flow to the brain, muscles, and penis. Another hormone, dopamine, is secreted, which leads to an increase in sexual appetite, and leads to erections.
Energy hormonesThe main hormone responsible for energy in a man’s body is the thyroxine, produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone is responsible for the body’s ability to convert calories into energy. Whenever the body is tired, the hypothalamus signals the pituitary glands, which then signals the thyroid glands to produce thyroxine. This hormone is then sent to every cell in the human body to relieve the fatigue by boosting the burning of sugar and improving cells’ oxygen intake ability.
In the case where this process fails, side effects include weight gain, fatigue, and general weakness. However, the naturally occurring thyroxin levels can be affected by external environmental factors such as the brominated flame retardants found in clothes and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Sleep Hormone The hormone that controls a man’s sleeping patterns is melatonin, produced by the pineal glands. Melatonin production starts when the sun goes down, and the pineal glands are stimulated, which leads to changes in the circadian rhythm. When the hormone is produced, it leads to a lowered body temperature.
Melatonin levels are at the highest in the middle of the night, and they can be lowered by the presence of light, both natural or artificial. Continued exposure to light during the night is known to cause several human body problems, such as cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
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