(Hormones in young teens )
Hey parents do you wonder why your young teen is so hormonal ? Read below !
A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. Many hormones are secreted by special glands, such as thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
Hormones are your body's chemical messengers.
They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs.
They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including
Growth and development
Metabolism - how your body gets energy from the foods you eat
Hormones are essential for every activity of life
, including the processes of digestion, metabolism
, growth, reproduction, and mood control.
Experts say that mood swings and other symptoms do not necessarily indicate abnormal hormone levels.
Many hormones, such as neurotransmitters, are active in more than one physical process.
Hormone disorders are diagnosed in the laboratory as well as by clinical appearance and features.
Laboratory tests can be used to test bodily fluids such as the blood, urine or saliva for hormone abnormalities