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Hormones (What are the hormones in our body?)

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Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel around our body to provide instructions that control and regulate various bodily functions.
Our endocrine system is responsible for the secretion of vital hormones around the body which is achieved with the help of various glands and organs.

Hormones travel around...

Hormones travel around the body and are picked up by certain receptors that are built to match specific hormones. These receptors are located either on the surface of a cell or inside a cellular wall.
If a matching hormone reaches a receptor, it will bind to the receptor and cause a change in the cell which then spurs on another change in cellular function. However, hormones do have an expiration date and that means the body needs to routinely release them in order to maintain a balance.

Hormone replacement therapy.

Throughout our life there are certain factors which can lead to our natural hormone levels to decline. While the causes do vary from person to person, there are a number of common factors, including:....

  • Ageing
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Exposure to stress
  • Long term exposure to toxins

While a decrease in GH is expected at some point in life, the effects can never be fully understood until it happens to you. You might have been experiencing some symptoms of hormone deficiency without even knowing you have been. Some common examples of hormonal deficiency include:

  • You don’t feel right
  • Unable to lose weight
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Poor quality sleep patterns
  • Cloudy head and poor memory
  • Stress, anxiety and depression

Adults normally see a decrease in one or many hormones, but each particular hormone plays a role in how we feel and how our body functions. Therefore, it’s suggested to have routine tests carried out once you reach middle age to ensure that your body has the right number of hormones to function properly. If your hormones are too low, then you might be in need of hormone replacement therapy. So, which hormones decline with age?

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Menopause

Oestrogen.

As menopause nears, women will start to have lower oestrogen levels and this can cause a number of difficult symptoms to live with. Oestrogen deficiencies can have a serious impact on day to day life, making it critical for women approaching menopause to have their levels checked regularly.

Testosterone.

For men, testosterone levels will begin to decrease as they age. While, testosterone levels don’t fall in men as quickly as oestrogen does in women, it can still cause major implications, such as a decrease in virility, muscle mass, bone health, and cognition.

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Growth hormone.

Natural growth hormone production decreases with age for both men and women. This can lead to a decrease in muscle mass and strength as well as an increase in visceral fat deposits.

Melatonin.

Decreasing melatonin levels can cause sleeping patterns to become disrupted which leads sufferers to miss out on the essential sleep they need to fully rejuvenate.

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Peptide hormones.

Peptide hormones allow you to stabilize hormonal imbalances in the body safely and effectively. You can build a plan around the unique requirements of your body by finding a peptide that’s ideal for your health. With Peptide Clinics, we’ll ensure that you receive the highest quality peptides available to help you yield the best results.

To learn more about our extensive range of peptide hormones and how they can help you with hormone replacement therapy, please contact our medical team now.