Tag Archives: Hormone

Bones release a hormone that helps us deal with sudden danger

By Alice Klein rustycloud/Getty A hormone secreted by bone helps to coordinate our flight-or-fight response, suggesting our skeletons are more active than we thought. When faced with a sudden threat, our heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, circulating blood sugar and body temperature increase to prepare our muscles to fight or run away. This fight-or-flight… Read More »

The Exercise Hormone Irisin May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s

According to a study, exercise produces the irisin hormone that could help in improving memory and protecting against Alzheimer’s. It’s known that physical activity improves memory, and research has suggested that it could also help to reduce Alzheimer’s risk.[1] The irisin hormone that’s released into circulation when performing physical activity was discovered by scientists several… Read More »

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Types & More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Definition When we talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men, we’re talking about testosterone. A small amount of testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, but for men the majority of testosterone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has both physical and psychological benefits.1 Physically, the hormone has several functions for… Read More »

Relationship between IGF-1 and Growth Hormone

There exists a unique relationship between IGF-1 and growth hormone with both a stimulatory and mediating effect. The growth hormone/IGF-1 axis involves the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and liver. Insulin growth factor 1 is a primary mediator of many GH functions. Take, for example, cell regeneration, a crucial job of the growth hormone feedback loop. IGF-1… Read More »