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Know Your Endocrine | Balance The Hormones Workshop

Did you know that each gland of the endocrine system releases specific hormones into your bloodstream? When your body has too much or little of the certain hormone, the system signals the proper gland to correct the problem. Hormone imbalance may occur if your feedback system has trouble keeping the right level of hormones in the bloodstream. Read more below to find out the vital roles that your endocrine system plays!

Hormones | Know Your Endocrine

Endocrine Glands & Hormones

Pineal Gland 

Produces melatonin, which researchers have determined that melatonin has two primary functions in humans—to help control your circadian (or biological) rhythm and regulate certain reproductive hormones.

Hypothalamus

Produces hormones that regulate temperature, appetite, weight, mood, sex drive and sleep.

Pituitary Gland

The master control gland that makes hormones that control growth & development, reproduction, lactation and the activity of other glands.

Parathyroid

Glands that control the amount of calcium in bones and the bloodstream.

Thyroid

Produces hormones controlling calories burnet as well as your heart rate.

Thymus

Active until puberty produces cells that protect the body from viruses and infections.

Adrenal Glands

Produces androgens and cortisol which affects your body odour, regulate blood pressure and helps in our stress response.

Pancreas

Produces insulin, glucagon and other hormones, but primarily responsible for controlling blood sugar levels.

Ovaries 

Female reproductive glands that produce eggs and hormones including estrogen, testosterone and progesterone – vital to reproductive organ development, breast development, bone health, pregnancy, and fertility.

Testes 

Male reproductive glands that produce sperm and secretes testosterone.

Join Krishna on 29 June (10am – 12pm) at Alexandra for Balance the Hormones workshop!

Balance the Hormones Workshop | Jal Yoga

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