25 Crazy Ways That Hormones Control Your Life For Better Or For Worse

We all know the stereotype about females and hormones. And while it’s true that hormones do affect the ladies, it’s also true that they affect the guys. There is not a single person on Earth who is not completely dependent on their endocrine system. Without hormones, you would simply not be able to exist. Your endocrine system is basically responsible for keeping every other system in your body under control. From your hunger sensations to the way your heart races when you’re scared, that is all due to your hormones. Without them you would live maybe a few days at best. You simply cannot underestimate the importance of this critical system. So, back to our initial thoughts, next time someone tells you that your hormones are controlling you…that’s a very good thing. They control us all and even keep us alive. Today we’re going to go over some more fun facts about the way that your endocrine glands and hormones affect your life and behavior. These are things you may never have thought about but at the very least you will gain some knowledge about how your body works. These are 25 crazy ways that hormones control your life for better or for worse!

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Diabetes is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder in the United States. It affects 8% of the population

Diabetes is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder in the United States. It affects 8% of the populationSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Breastfeeding releases oxytocin which helps reduce uterine bleeding and causes the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy size

Breastfeeding releases oxytocin which helps reduce uterine bleeding and causes the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy sizeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates used to test his patients for diabetes by tasting their urine (diabetics have "sweet" urine)

In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates used to test his patients for diabetes by tasting their urine (diabetics have "sweet" urine)Source: wikipedia
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Alcohol impairs the body's production of antidiuretic hormone, which tells the kidneys to retain water. This is why you end up urinating more and getting dehydrated when you drink alcohol.

Alcohol impairs the body's production of antidiuretic hormone, which tells the kidneys to retain water. This is why you end up urinating more and getting dehydrated when you drink alcohol.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Your eight hormone secreting glands aren't the only things in your body that emit hormones. A woman's placenta, for example, releases estrogen and progesterone. And your stomach releases ghrelin (which induces hunger)

Your eight hormone secreting glands aren't the only things in your body that emit hormones. A woman's placenta, for example, releases estrogen and progesterone. And your stomach releases ghrelin (which induces hunger)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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