Hormones affect all areas of our lives, from sleep to reproductive cycles to our emotions. Where do hormones come from, and how do they affect our bodies?
- The hypothalamus monitors the need for hormones around the body.
- The hypothalamus sends signals to the pituitary gland, which releases hormones into the blood that target specific organs.
- Organs capable of releasing hormones are called endocrine organs.
- The endocrine organs include the liver, pancreas, thyroid gland, ovaries and testes.