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Endocrine System : How It Influences Almost Every Cellular Function In Our Body - Swissgarde Alternative



Although we rarely think about the endocrine system, it influences almost every cellular function in our body. Itb plays a role in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as, sexual function and reproductive processes.

The endocrine system includes the areas in our body that regulate and produce hormones.
 Most of us don't know  what the endocrine system is, or what it does for our body in relation to our health and  fertility?    I thought it would be helpful for you to learn what the endocrine system does and why it is so important for reproduction and overall health.

The main function of the endocrine system is to serve as our body’s message center. The endocrine system is made up of endocrine glands. (Adrenal pineal, thyroid pituitary  etc) These glands secrete hormones into our blood or surrounding interstitial fluid.  and  deliver messages, the endocrine system coordinates hormones and their messages
 Hormones vary in their chemical structure, depending on the endocrine gland they are secreted from and  works closely with our nervous system to maintain proper function.
Most body organs are influenced by the nervous system and the endocrine system.
Without proper endocrine function, our bodies cannot maintain proper hormonal balance.

THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS*

*Hypothalamus*
Located in the lower central part of the brain. This gland is the primary link between the nervous system and the endocrine system. Nerve cells within the hypothalamus secrete chemicals that stimulate or suppress hormone release from the pituitary gland. Hormones secreted by the hypothalamus are: Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulates secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates secretion of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulates the secretion of both follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and lutenizing hormone (LH). Hypothalamic inhibitory hormones: Prolactin-inhibiting hormone (PIH) and somatostatin. Also included is another, growth hormone releasing-hormone (GHRH
 please don't worry about the medical jargon I just want you to have an understanding so you are informed already😄

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Pituitary Gland
This is considered the master gland. It is made up of two parts, the anterior and the posterior lobes. The anterior regulates the thyroid, adrenals and reproductive glands. The posterior lobe releases antidiuretic hormone, this helps to maintain control of body water balance through its effect on the kidneys and urine output.
The pituitary secretes the following hormones:

*Adrenocorticotropic hormone: (ACTH) is produced in response to stress, which stimulates the adrenals to secrete cortisol. Glucocorticoids inhibit ACTH.

*Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulates production of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Inhibited by T3 & T4.

*Growth hormone (GH) is important for all tissues of the body. Stimulated by GHRH, inhibited by somatostatin.

*FSH and LH are stimluated by GnHR; inhibited by sex steroids (sex hormones).

*Prolactin stimulates milk production, it is inhibited by PIH.

Gonads Testes. (male)
These are located in the male scrotum.
The testes secrete steroid hormones known as androgens. The most well known androgen is testosterone. These sex hormones in males are responsible for spermatogenesis (creation of sperm) and the development of secondary sexual characteristics (enlargement and function of the penis, facial and body hair, deepening of voice, etc) At puberty, FSH is required along with androgens to create spermatogenisis in adult males  The testes also secrete a very small amount of estradiol.
Ovaries (female)
The two main sex steroids secreted by the ovaries are estrogen and progesterone.
Estrogen is essential for healthy bone formation, healthy gene expression, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and formation of secondary sexual characteristics in females (pubic hair, breasts, ect) and is vital for a healthy menstrual cycle. Progesterone is needed for healthy libido, bone formation and proper blood clotting. One of the main actions of progesterone is to help support a developing embryo.

The thyroid gland uses iodine from the foods you eat to make two main hormones:
*Triiodothyronine (T3)
*Thyroxine (T4)

It is important that T3 and T4 levels are neither too high nor too low. Two glands in the brain—the hypothalamus and the pituitary communicate to maintain T3 and T4 balance
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T3 and T4 travel in your bloodstream to reach almost every cell in the body. The hormones regulate the speed with which the cells/metabolism work. For example, T3 and T4 regulate your heart rate
 and how fast your intestines process food.
So if T3 and T4 levels are low, your heart rate may be slower than normal, and you may have constipation/weight gain.
If T3 and T4 levels are high, you may have a rapid heart rate and diarrhea/weight loss.

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Listed below are other symptoms of too much T3 and T4 in your body( hyperthyroidism)

AnxietyIrritability or moodiness
Nervousness, hyperactivity
Sweating or sensitivity to high temperatures
Hand trembling (shaking)
Hair loss
Missed or light menstrual periods ( this is an area we should note)

The following are other symptoms that may indicate too little T3 and T4 in your body (hypothyroidism)

Trouble sleeping
Tiredness and fatigue
Difficulty concentrating
Dry skin and hair
Depression
Sensitivity to cold temperature
Frequent, heavy periods
Joint and muscle pain

A lot of us will wonder what has this got to do with us. We need to ask our clients question  to be able to proffer solution
A few days ago a question was asked on how to assist a 40 year old woman get her period back
If you check and she is not pregnant , she doesn't have infection  she not menopausal....it could be a problem with the thyroid gland

[20/03, 20:20] Dr Dee.  👍🏽: *THYROID GLAND AND FERTILITY*

Solving thyroid problems before conceiving is more important than you think! The thyroid is an important gland for fertility.  Hormonal imbalance. can act as a trigger for thyroid problems. In order for you to understand the different ways thyroid issues may affect your fertility, it is important to know how the thyroid functions.

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland. It is located just below the larynx, in the lower part of the neck. The purpose of the thyroid gland is to take iodine from foods we consume and convert them into thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  The thyroid combines iodine and the amino acid tyrosine to make T4 and T3.  Which when  released into the blood stream control our metabolism. The thyroid is also responsible for proper growth, development and repair of the body. It is extremely important for the development of the central nervous system. The metabolism of every single cell in our body is dependent on thyroid hormones. The thyroid produces about 80% T4 and 20% T3, but T3 has four times the strength of T4.

 *HYPERTHYROIDISM*
Overactive tissue in the thyroid gland that leads to overproduction of thyroid hormones. This is most commonly caused by inflammation of the thyroid, called thyroiditis. This can be caused by a variety of reasons and may lead to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis .

*Fertility Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism for Women*

Loss of libido
Amenorrhea (Absent Period)
Postpartum thyroiditis, occurs in 7% of women within the first year after childbirth

*Fertility Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism for Men*

Abnormal enlargement of the mammary glands in males
Feminization
Loss of libido

*HYPOTHYROIDISM*
This is when the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormones. This commonly happens when there is iodine deficiency. Hypothyroidism happens in women more often than men.

*Fertility Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism for Women*
Early signs:

Female infertility
Any type of problem with the menstrual cycle
Hyperprolactenimia (elevated prolactin hormone)
Galactorrhea (flow of milk in the absence of pregnancy or childbirth)

Late signs:

Abnormal menstrual cycles
Low Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

For Men, uncommon signs that show up affecting fertility:

Decreased libido in men; creates impairment of testicular testosterone synthesis
Abnormal enlargement of the mammary glands in males

: The following are some of the key nutrients important for thyroid health. These can be provided by good quality supplements but you should always strive to get as much as possible from food.

*Iodine*: Iodine is necessary for the production of thyroid hormone and is important for fetal and early postpartum development. Dietary iodine requirements are higher in pregnancy because the demand for T4/T3 is higher

Food sources: Seaweed, seafood, organic dairy, eggs, strawberries.

*Selenium*: Selenium is important for the function of several enzymes involved in thyroid function. Moreover, selenium has been found to diminish thyroid autoantibody levels.

Food sources: Organic lean meat, fish, Brazil nuts, cheese, eggs, nutritional yeast, liver, butter, cold water fish, alliums (onions, garlic, leeks, etc), mushrooms, tomatoes, green vegetables.

*Zinc:* Zinc may be involved in many aspects of thyroid function and is both influenced by and influences the thyroid.

Food sources: Organic lean red meat, cheese,  goose, turkey, , Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, whole grains, cucumbers, watermelon rind, peas, carrots, beets.

*L-Tyrosine* This is used in the synthesis of thyroid hormone.
Supportive foods: Eggs, seaweed, fish, organic poultry, organic pork, game meats, beans, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds. This may be best from food.

*Omega 3 essential fatty acids* These decrease inflammation and support balanced immune system function. Be picky about brand: Poor quality fish oils are actually damaging rather than beneficial.

Food sources: Cold water fish such as salmon,  sardines,  mackerel. Avoid larger fish like tuna that bio-accumulate high levels of mercury.

*Vitamins E, C and A* These vitamins are powerful antioxidants,  are anti-inflammatory and also immune supporting.

*B vitamins*: Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in women with hypothyroidism (13). It is best to get the full range of B vitamins

There are a myriad of ways that an issue with any of the endocrine glands can affect fertility.
 If you suspect a problem with any of the endocrine glands in relation to your fertility struggles, especially when you ate classed as "unexplained infertility "  you need try a Thyroid function test which can throw more light on your  reproductive issues

The following herbs and supplements do  help to support proper endocrine function…
Adaptogen herbs that support endocrine system function:

Maca. (Lepidium meyenii)
Gingko biloba
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.)
Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
Royal jelly Bee propolis
Spirulina
L-tyrosine


I hope you have learned a lot and now realize the importance of the endocrine system, for not only daily function of our entire bodies, but for your fertility as well!

Question time.....
Please note memorite is very essential when treating endocrine or thyroid issues when it is not goitre

Bessie Ekwune:
Thanks for the lecture but Can memo rite be used for over active or hyperactive thyroid?

Dee Davidson:
Mostly for hypothyroidism
But can be used as part of a pack to treat tremors
Missed periods
Irritability
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