Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hormones out of whack?

Jom belajar hormon hari ini. Haha. Tot i wanna share this coz we women always experience hormonal imbalance which can affect our health.

If you are overweight, you may have elevated estrogen levels; fat cells actually produce the hormone, so extra weight can lead to too much estrogen in the body. This can be a serious problem because excess estrogen can fuel breast and uterine cancers. 

(I think i have low estrogen levels..tu yang underweight je.huhu)

Low levels of melatonin, the hormone responsible for maintaining the body's circadian rhythm, are associated with poor sleep and depression. Our bodies may produce less melatonin as we age, which could explain why some older adults have more trouble sleeping than children do.

(oh i see..maybe that's y we should take supplement kot)

Ghrelin and Leptin
Stomach growling? Thank ghrelin. Produced in the stomach, ghrelin cues the brain that you're hungry. After you eat, leptin swoops in to tell the brain you're full. If these two hormones fall out of sync, you may lose the ability to recognize when your body is satiated and overeat as a result.

(??tak tau bila lapar or kenyang?ok that sounds scary)

Thyroid Hormone
Thyroid hormone regulates how fast you burn calories. One in ten women doesn't produce enough of it—a condition known as hypothyroidism, which can lead to weight gain, depression, and fatigue. On the other end of the spectrum is hyperthyroidism, in which the thyroid gland releases too much of its hormone, causing symptoms such as anxiety, a racing heart, excessive sweating, even diarrhea.

(hmm ramai perempuan ada masalah thyroid bila masuk 30 or 40.So kena take note ni.And selalu buat check-up)

Aldosterone regulates your body's sodium-to-water ratio. But a condition called renal artery stenosis—a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the kidneys—can trigger the release of the hormone, causing a surge in blood pressure.

(Kalau ada high blood pressure kena check jugakla kot2 ada hormonal problem)

When you're under pressure, your cortisol spikes to provide the body with a quick dose of energy. Chronic stress, however, can keep your cortisol elevated continuously—a dangerous state, since the hormone can suppress the immune system and has been linked to the accumulation of abdominal fat. 

(So jangan stres melampau ok! orang stres selalu sakit. huhu. Tarik nafas dalam-dalam n zikir banyak2..kasi turun itu cortisol!)


In the years preceding menopause, a woman may suffer from decreased testosterone as her ovaries and adrenal glands slow the production of sex hormones. This may explain why many women experience a drop in libido during this period of their lives. Excess testosterone, however, may be the result of a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); possible symptoms include irregular periods, male-pattern baldness, a deepening voice, and excess body hair. 

(Libido oh libido..hahah)


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