Hormones are substances produced by your body itself. They are indispensable for your development and your daily functioning. Your body produces many different types of hormones, such as the thyroid hormone or sex hormones, e.g. testosterone and oestrogen.
Many of your organs, tissues and cells are involved in the hormone system; they either produce hormones, control the production process or are influenced by hormones. Your amount of hormones varies, sometimes you need more, sometimes less, it’s about the balance. In the event of a hormonal imbalance, you have too much of a hormone or too little. This can cause problems with your development and make you feel ill or cause you to become ill but sometimes, you don’t notice it at all because there are no or hardly any symptoms.
Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, means that your pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps with the absorption of glucose in your body.
If you suffer from a thyroid disease, you produce too much or too little of the thyroid hormone. The thyroid hormone plays a role in the metabolism of almost all body tissues. It also ensures that you grow.