Hormones are powerful chemicals produced from cholesterol, amino acids and proteins in the endocrine glands. The endocrine glands secret hormones into the blood stream and help to regulate the body''s activity such as growth, metabolism, mood and sexual function. Their action is to help to maintain health, regulate the immune response and promote healing.
·What are the secrets of successful healthy ageing?
Master hormone balancing. Higher level of cognitive functioning. Adaptation to changes associating with ageing. Socialization in a form of everyday engagement. Positive attitude and life satisfaction. Creative pursuit of new knowledge and enlightenment
The pituitary gland is called the ‘master’ gland of the whole endocrine system. The gland is attached to hypothalamus and produces the most powerful hormones. The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland releases growth hormone, prolactin, ACTH(adrenocorticotropic hormone),TSH(thyroid-stimulating hormone),FSH(follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH(luteinizing hormone). The intermediate lobe produces melanocyte-stimulating hormone and posterior lobe-ADH(antidiuretic hormone) and oxytocin