Hormones act as messengers that trigger important cellular maintenance functions that help maintain bone density, metabolism efficiency, as well as healing.
Hormones trigger osteoclasts and help maintain the thyroid metabolism of calcium that is critical for bone degradation and maintenance.
It also plays a large role in maintaining vibrant and youthful looking skin. As the recent research suggests,
hormone supplementation can help to improve all of these processes if you present a need for treatment.
Hormones are a critical part of the body’s overall energy metabolism as well the many maintenance cascades that occur chemically throughout the body. They act as chemical messengers that coordinate and cause action and maintenance where it is needed, as directed by the secretion of chemicals by nerve cells in the body.
The endocrine system, or hormonal system, is a complex machine that, when altered, can result in the degradation of many different tissues including bone, skin, and organ tissues. HealthGAINS offers customized hormone therapy plans to help people in South Florida to optimize their hormone levels and feel young again. Hormones can affect your bones and skin in many ways:
Hormones and Bones
Diminished bone density can be a result of multiple factors, but specific hormones, such as estrogen, are responsible for maintaining bone strength in both men and women.
Estrogen directly affects the mechanism of a type of cell called an osteoclast. Osteoclasts are responsible for maintaining proper bone density along with osteoblasts, and when there is diminished estrogen, osteoclast activity is reduced, and this metabolism is thrown off.
In addition to estrogen, testosterone also plays a role in healthy bone metabolism. This male sex hormone is found in both men and women, and plays a role in the function of human growth hormone. Growth hormone helps bones develop and grow properly while ensuring they are developing properly. Testosterone also helps increase and maintain bone density and tells bone marrow to manufacture red blood cells.
Other hormones come from the thyroid gland, the parathyroid gland, the pituitary gland near the brain, and the brain itself. These hormones control levels of calcium in the blood, energy levels, and the ability for healthy growth to occur. The thyroid, parathyroid glands, and calcium are an important precursor to bone development. Without a proper calcium metabolism, bones are not able to develop properly and maintain their strength and vigor like normal.
Hormones and Skin
Testosterone and estrogen have a much larger effect on the body than simply bone maintenance and growth. These hormones and others also affect the maintenance and proper metabolism of the skin.
Testosterone in particular s responsible for the sebum production that occurs in within the skin. Sebum is critical for providing essential, natural oils that help protect the skin and give it a youthful glow.
Testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone are hormones needed to help your body maintain the delicate balance of energy known as homeostasis.
Age-related hormonal changes, such as those that are experienced during puberty and menopause, may cause shifts in testosterone and metabolism. This altered metabolism can make result in oily skin or make it more prone to breakouts. You may even experience acne as an adult when you never had a problem as a teen as a result of a reduction of critical hormone production due to aging or a hormone deficiency.
As you can see, hormones play a critical role in maintaining the structural integrity of the body. As you age, the production of these critical hormones may decrease and result in a lack of the ability to maintain strong bones and vibrant, clear skin. Hormonal imbalances can affect men and women of any age, not just those in their middle ages.
If you are concerned that you may have a hormonal deficiency, call (866) 312-1265 to speak to a HealthGAINS Wellness Advisor and request that your blood be tested for normal hormone levels.
During this free consultation, your Wellness Advisor will tell you about options that can optimize your hormone levels so you can live your best life.