Men and women have the same endocrine glands that produce hormones, except for the reproductive system. Women rely on the ovaries to produce a number of hormones necessary for reproduction. For men, the testes are responsible for producing testosterone and estrogen. It produces almost 95% of testosterone that a male body needs, and a small […]
The endocrine glands are responsible for producing hormones in the body. Hormones act as messengers in the bloodstream, producing important cells or acting as triggers in producing other hormones necessary for bodily functions. The pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal, and pancreas are the major glands that produce hormones. Both men and women rely on these […]
Testosterone, also known as androgen, is a steroid hormone that plays a significant role in the development of male reproductive tissues and in increasing muscle, bone mass and the growth of body-hair. In women, the level of testosterone is about one-tenth of the amount found in men; too much production of this hormone may result […]
What is DHEA?
DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid hormone that the body produces to create male and female hormones. It is secreted by the adrenal glands.
DHEA hormone levels in the body tends to peak in our twenties and decline as we get older. People who have diseases such as type 2 diabetes, AIDS, […]
Testosterone is one of the steroid hormones released by your body’s endocrine system. Essentially a male hormone, Testosterone is also found in smaller quantities in females. While the testes secrete this hormone in males, it’s the ovaries that generate testosterone in females; the adrenal glands also generate small amounts of the steroid hormone. Testosterone is […]