Hormones can be defined as the “messengers” of the human body. They are very important since they control most of our characteristics, both physical and psychological. The two most common things we 'blame' on hormones are mood swings and a sudden change in eating habits. But their role is way more significant than that. Instead of using complicated scientific terms and descriptions to clarify their value, we are going to present some of the most crucial hormones.
Dopamine: It regulates our heart rate and it is also has an impact on how we percept things around us.
Serotonin: This hormone controls a person’s appetite, mood and also sleeping cycles (how often he/she sleeps and the amount of hours spent in bed each night).
Testosterone: It is probably the most famous hormone, especially when it comes to the male body. Among other things, testosterone greatly affects sexual drive, muscle growth, and aggressiveness.
Oxycotin: It is also known as the “love hormone”. Oxycotin is required by both men and women for the achievement of an orgasm, and it also controls the quantity of breast milk released by breastfeeding women.
Insulin: People who lack sufficient levels of insulin are known as diabetes patients. The hormone is primarily responsible for the regulation of blood sugar levels, a function that has so many different influences on our health.
Melatonin: The level of melatonin in our body determines our mood. The higher its concentration is, the better and more energetic we feel. Medical experts prescribe melatonin supplements to depression patients in order to relieve the symptoms of the condition.
Epinephrine: Many of us are not familiar with this term, but its synonym is definitely known to everyone. Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, has more than a few different roles. One of them is answering the “fight or flight” question whenever a dangerous situation emerges. In simpler terms, it helps us decide whether we should face an imminent danger or avoid it and run away.
The above-mentioned hormones are only a small part in the huge list of hormones that have been detected by scientists. There are some that might be not so crucial, and some that virtually determine our both physical and emotional aspects of our life. Be that as it may, there is no doubt that endocrinology is a very important branch of medicine that has really huge potential.