What you need to know about the Endocrine System

What you need to know about the Endocrine System

The human endocrine system is a combination of organs that produce hormones in the human body. Hormones are means of transport that travels around the body and communicate with cells on what to do. The endocrine system comprises of five glands which are adrenals, parathyroid, pituitary, pancreas, and thyroid. The endocrine system is not the only organ in the human body that secrete hormone. There are other organs in the body that produces hormone an example of such organ is the gut.

 

 

The pituitary is a pea-sized gland which is the primary controlling hub of the body and is located at the root of the brain, and this organ is responsible for the secretion of the significant portion of hormones in the human system. The pituitary gland does not function in isolation, it is controlled or regulated by the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus produces its hormones, and these hormones communicate with the pituitary gland on the duties to perform. In the endocrine system, the pituitary gland is the controlling head of the whole system. The organ is made up of two lopes which are adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis. The adenohypophysis is known as the anterior lope, while the neurohypophysis is called the posterior lobe.

The pituitary gland is in charge of the secretion of the following hormones which include prolactin; this is a hormone that stimulates the mammary gland which produces milk in females. The pituitary gland secretes the hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle, stimulating follicle hormone. Other hormones that are secreted by this gland are thyroid stimulating hormone, growth hormone, and vasopressin. Adrenocorticotropic hormone, oxytocin, and luteinizing hormone are different types of hormone secreted by the gland. These hormones secreted by the pituitary gland which is the central hub of the endocrine system regulates and help in controlling some vital functions of the human system. The anterior lobe of the gland mainly secretes the hormones from the pituitary gland.

The next gland that makes up the endocrine system is the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland helps in the production of energy as well as controls body’s temperature. Contrary to the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, the thyroid gland secretes just three hormones which are known as Calcitonin, T3, and T4 hormones. The T3 hormones are known as Triiodothyronine while T4 hormone is called Thyroxin. The gland is situated at the anterior section of the neck below the larynx and in front of the trachea. Besides regulating the body’s temperature and production of energy in the human system, the thyroid gland also helps the body to control the levels of blood calcium.

The hypothalamus gland is located close to the pituitary gland and is a part of the brain. Its function in the body is assisting the pituitary gland in controlling other vital organs. It does its duty by the secretion of a hormone that relates to the pituitary gland. Some of the hormones secreted by the hypothalamus include dopamine, thyrotropin-secreting hormones, and somatostatin among others.

The hormones secreted by the pancreas are of two parts, the exocrine and the endocrine parts. The exocrine portion secretes hormones that are responsible for the breakdown of food while the endocrine part secrets the insulin hormone which is responsible for taking sugar to the cells of the body.

 

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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The Health Benefits of Honey

The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey can be classified as a food or medicine. This classification was due to its richness in health benefits. As food, it contains nutrients that are high in several health benefits while as a medicine, honey contains rich plant compounds which makes it potent in treating many medical conditions. Honey has been around and is one of the oldest known sweeteners on earth, and you can reap incredible benefits from swapping sugar with it. The production process of honey plays a vital role in the beneficial nature of the sweetener. Honey is made from nectar from bees, and this nectar contains hundreds of healthy compounds which are found in honey.

 

 

Due to its many health benefits, honey has been an integral element of some traditional medicines, and not only in conventional medications, but the element is making a breakthrough in modern medicine with researchers finding its benefits as it relates to modern science. Honey is an instrumental and versatile element that can be consumed with ease. It can be absorbed directly on its own and can also be taken mixed with other food. The taste and health benefits of honey have made the element famous among many cultures in the world. Below are some of the essential health benefits of honey.

Honey decreases the effects of ulcer

It is shown by different studies that honey is effective in reducing the impacts of ulcers and other forms of disorder as related to bacterial gastroenteritis.

Fight against heart disease and

Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. These compounds are effective in reducing the risk factor of heart disease and cancer. Consuming more honey by people treating these medical conditions may benefit their health and aid their recovering.

Decreases throat irritation caused by a cough

Buckwheat honey helps in relieving cough. These findings were backed by a study that found out that a dose of this type of honey is as efficient as a single dose of dextromethorphan in treating nocturnal cough.

Help in lowering blood pressure

People treating high blood pressure can benefit immensely from the regular consumption of honey, this is because the antioxidant composition of the element help in reducing the effects of blood pressure.

Hastens wound and burns healing

The health benefits of honey are not restricted internally, but the external application of the element on wounds and injuries enhances the healing process. The antibacterial nature of honey with the drying effect possessed by sugar gives honey the high healing powers of the element.

Improves the immune system

Honey is of different types. The intake of Manuka honey enhances the release of immune cells

Help in regulation of blood sugar

Honey contains simple sugar but, it’s different from artificial sweeteners or white sugar. The fructose and glucose contained in the element assist the body in regulating the levels of blood sugar.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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