2. What do hormones do?
Hormones serve to communicate between organs and tissues for physiological regulation and behavioral activities. Hormones are best known for regulating reproductive systems in both males and females. But maintaining hormones can have major effects on your body such as digestion, metabolism, respiration, tissue function and many other system issues. When a hormone binds to the receptor, it results in the activation of a signal pathway that typically activates gene transcription, resulting in increased expression of target proteins.
While these physical components affect our lives, hormones are also a big contributor to maintaining mental health as well. Balance in hormones affects a person’s ability to sleep. If a human does not sleep well, it affects every other facet of their lives. Additionally, hormones can control stress induction, growth and development, movement and mood function.