Essay On Endocrine System

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Endocrine system is a set-up of glands, which produces and releases hormones that help us in the regulation of many significant body functions, especially with the body’s ability to convert the calories into energy that powers cells and the organs. This system influences how our heart beats, how our bones and tissues grow, even the ability to make a baby. It preforms an important role in whether or not we develop diabetes, thyroids disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone related disorders.
Glands of the Endocrine system Each gland of Endocrine system discharges specific hormones into our bloodstream. These hormones go through our blood to other cells and help control or coordinate many body processes. It includes the following.
• Adrenal Glands: Two glands that sit on top of the Kidneys which
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Whenever there is extra or high sugar in our blood, we pee more which is our body’s way of getting rid of it, A huge amount of water is released out with that urine, causing our body to dry out.
• Weight Loss. Calories go along in glucose that goes out in our pee due to which people with high blood sugar or levels lose weight. Dehydration also plays a part.
• Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). When our body doesn’t get enough supplies of glucose for fuel, it breaks down fat cells instead. This causes a chemical to be produced called ketones. Our liver releases the sugar it stores to help out, but it’s of no use since our body can’t use it without insulin, as a result in builds up in our blood along with the acidic ketones. This combined mixture of excessive glucose, dehydration, and acid build up is known as “Ketoacidosis” and can be life threatening if not taken care of immediately.
• Damage to our body. Over a course of time period these high sugar levels in our blood can harm our nervous system, small vessels in our eyes, hardening of the arteries, kidneys and heart. All this could lead to heart attacks and strokes.