The stereotype about females and hormones is well known. But it’s also true that there are ways hormones control life of a guy as they do to the ladies. There’s not a single person on this planet who can survive without endocrine system, which keeps every system in our body under control. From our heartbeat to the hunger we feel, it’s our hormones that control life. And It is quite fascinating to know that without hormones, we will struggle to exist. So next time anyone says that you are controlled by your hormones, smile.
It releases oxytocin which reduces uterine bleeding and causes the uterus to decrease to the pre-pregnancy size.
2. Drinking Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol reduces the production of antidiuretic hormone, which tells the kidney to retain water. This is the reason why you end up urinating more and dehydrating after drinking alcohol.
3. Hormonal Glands
Our eight hormone secretion glands aren’t the only organs to produce hormones. Women’s placenta secrets progesterone and estrogen, and our stomach releases ghrelin (hunger).
4. Vitamin D
Scientists have found a correlation between testosterone levels and Vitamin D. Generally speaking, the more sun you get, the higher your testosterone levels.
We distinctly remember traumatic and fearful moments because the amygdala releases cortisol, adrenaline, and transiently increases our memory function.
It helps in many ways by releasing oxytocin which is known to decrease swelling and faster healing of physical injuries.
7. Sleep Debt
Our body can accumulate sleep debt. For example, just because you slept for 12 hours, that doesn’t mean your hormones have recuperated from the days you only slept for 3 hours. This can lead to heart diseases and other negative effects.
Women remain agitated for a longer period than men post an argument. This is because their endocrine system and the nervous system stays “charged” for long.
A group of researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science stated that the smell of women’s tears reduced testosterone levels in men.
When we fall in love, our brain releases the same hormones that would be secreted when we are high on drugs.
11. More Hugs
Hugging for mere 20 seconds releases oxytocin which helps in a number of ways. Especially the one where it reduces the risk of heart attacks.
12. Vitamin D
It is the only vitamin that is also a hormone. Deficiency can lead to depression and schizophrenia.