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Pictures of the endocrine system will help you start to understand how your body works and how your glands can effect your emotions moods.
As one of your major networking systems, the purpose of these pictures of the endocrine system is to give you a visual image of how your hormones can keep your body functioning in a productive, coordinated way.
You have two different kinds of glands. Exocrine glands have channels or ducts, which secrete chemicals such as saliva or sweat. But your endocrine glands donít have ducts. They secrete hormones directly into your bloodstream.
Glands and Organs of the Endocrine System
The major glands in your endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries in a woman and testes in men.
The pancreas, even though it's also related to digestion and secretes digestive enzymes, is a major part of this hormone-secreting system too.
Glands are your body's main hormone producers. But some organs - such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, thymus and skin Ė also produce and release hormones.
Your glands and organs produce dozens of hormones. These chemical messengers travel throughout your body using your bloodstream as a means of transportation. Their mission is to manage your bodily processes.
When a hormone reaches its target organ, cell or tissue, it locks onto the cell membrane. This, in turn, causes a chemical change inside the cell, which affects the workings of certain areas, such as organs.
There are two main types of hormones. One kind dramatically affects your day-to-day life and controls things such as the levels of water, sugar and salt in your body or prepares you for action in case of an emergency.
The other type controls your growth and development over the years.
How to Maximize Your Results
To look and feel your absolute best at all times, with an abundance of natural energy, you must have a balanced release of hormones functioning at an optimum level.
This requires high quality nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. To check out the best daily supplement program to nourish your endocrine system, go to www.feel-better.info.
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