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Hormone question

Probably an idiotic question, but how is/are hormone(s) used in the human body? Had a conversation going with a friend, and it came up. I'm wondering if there is some mechanism whereby hormones are actively "used up", instead of perhaps being naturally discharged/recycled.

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Probably an idiotic question, but how is/are hormone(s) used in the human body? Had a conversation going with a friend, and it came up. I'm wondering if there is some mechanism whereby hormones are actively "used up", instead of perhaps being naturally discharged/recycled.

What do you mean exactly? They are used up. Testosterone binds to androgen receptors.

It would be constantly produced to keep up test levels depending on demand. Though I'm not sure about the specifics, I'm not a doctor or anything like that.

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Ah I see, thanks :). I'm just curious whether there's anything one can do to sortof lower how much hormones is in the bloodstream, perhaps excercising, or sleeping or some such.

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Hormones are secreted by your glands and they each have a purpose. The ones that are torturing us acne-sufferers are sex hormones. So don't pick on your pineal glands or adrenal glands or you won't be able to grow up and run away from wild animals when you need to. ;)

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Ah I see, thanks :). I'm just curious whether there's anything one can do to sortof lower how much hormones is in the bloodstream, perhaps excercising, or sleeping or some such.

Regular exercise - like 30 mins daily as well as eating Low GI :D

This also decreases the risk of diabetes by a whopping 60 % :shock:

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I have recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 3-4 weeks into accutane. Does over production of the thyroid hormone cause acne? Now I am back to square 1.

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Hormones carry messages from glands to cells to maintain chemical levels in the bloodstream that achieve homeostasis. "Hormone" comes from a word that means, "to spur on." This reflects how the presence of hormones acts as a catalyst for other chemical changes at the cellular level necessary for growth, development, and energy.

As members of the endocrine system, glands manufacture hormones. Hormones circulate freely in the bloodstream, waiting to be recognized by a target cell, their intended destination. The target cell has a receptor that can only be activated by a specific type of hormone. Once activated, the cell knows to start a certain function within its walls. Genes might get activated, or energy production resumed. As special categories, autocrine hormones act on the cells of the secreting gland, while paracrine hormones act on nearby, but unrelated, cells.

There are two types of hormones known as steroids and peptides. In general, steroids are sex hormones related to sexual maturation and fertility. Steroids are made from cholesterol either by the placenta when we're in the womb, or by our adrenal gland or gonads (testes or ovaries) after birth. Cortisol, an example of a steroid hormone, breaks down damaged tissue so it can be replaced. Steroids determine physical development from puberty on to old age, as well as fertility cycles. If we are not synthesizing the correct steroidal hormones, we can sometimes supplement them pharmaceutically as with estrogen and progesterone.

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EFA works for balance hormones . YES! Key is I think GLA but with all 3 best oil combin it should work : Flax Seed Oil , Borage & Primrose (Extra Oils can be added example Fish oil) And for sure to control correct PROSTAGLANDINS!! :naughty: It would make hormone regulation and cell growth control. BINGO :boohoo:

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Fatty Acids

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They are nutritional substances found in nature which include cholesterol, prostaglandins, and stearic, palmitic, linoleic, linolenic, eicosapentanoic (EPA), and decohexanoic acids..."

Essential Fatty Acids

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"...EFAs play their essential roles by ... Serving as starting material for hormone-like regulating molecules (prostaglandins) that govern cell activities on a moment-to-moment basis..."

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

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"...DGLA is essential for the production of prostaglandin E1, an important hormone-like chemical that reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure, keeps platelets from sticking together, and improves blood vessel tone..."

Peptides regulate other functions such as sleep and sugar concentration. They are made from long strings of amino acids, so sometimes they are referred to as "protein" hormones. Growth hormone, for example, helps us burn fat and build up muscles. Another peptide hormone, insulin, starts the process to convert sugar into cellular energy.

Hormones so perfectly and efficiently manage homeostasis due to negative feedback cycles. Our goal is to keep the concentration of a certain chemical, such as testosterone, at a constant level for a certain period of time, the way that a thermostat works. Using negative feedback, a change in conditions causes a response that returns the conditions to their original state. When a room's temperature drops, the thermostat responds by turning the heat on. The room returns to the ideal temperature, and the heater turns off, keeping the conditions relatively constant.

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