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Hormones: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about hormones.

What are Hormones?

They are chemical substances that affect the activity of another part of the body. Hormones serve as messengers, they control and coordinate activities throughout the human body.

Hormone Facts – 

  • The primary male and female hormones are called androgen and estrogen

  • Men produce these hormones in the testes

  • Women produce them in their ovaries

  • Men and women possess both these types of hormones, but in differing amounts

  • What triggers stress?
    Stress is your body’s reaction to a trigger. Its is generally a short-term experience. Stress is not necessarily negative. There can be positive affects from stress. When stress helps you pull of the impossible, it is positive. Stress can however lead to insomnia, poor concentration, and impaired ability to do the things you normally do, which is very negative. Stress is a response to a threat in any given situation.
  • What triggers anxiety?
    Anxiety is a sustained mental health disorder that can be triggered by stress. Anxiety does not fade away, it hangs on and can cause significant consequences in social, occupational, and other important areas of your life affecting your ability to function. Long terms chronic stress can lead to long-term chronic anxiety. Anxiety & Stress is a complaint among people irrespective of their age. There can be various reasons for the development of Anxiety & Stress and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.
  • How does stress affect your health?
    It can affect your health in many ways. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, heart palpitation, skin rashes, loss of sleep.
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