Hormones are special chemical messengers produced by your body which control a variety of functions such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. While there are more than 50 hormones found in the human body, some of them are far more prevalent than others.

Here are four of the most common hormones in the male body, and what they are responsible for:

Hormone: Epinephrine

What does it do? Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is a crucial part of your body’s fight-or-flight response. Epinephrine is produced and released in high-stress situations, and triggers your body to direct blood and oxygen to your major muscle groups. Adrenaline can cause a noticeable short-term boost in strength, endurance, and awareness.

Hormone: Thyroxine

What does it do? Thyroxine is one of the most important hormones produced in the thyroid gland, and is plays a key role in your metabolism. Once secreted into your bloodstream, thyroxine affects nearly every system in your body, and is responsible for boosting sugar burning and oxygen intake in cells.

Hormone: Melatonin

What does it do? Melatonin acts as your body’s natural clock, regulating your energy levels throughout the day. Once the sun goes down, melatonin is created in the pineal gland to signal to your body that it is time for sleep. Exposure to artificial light can hinder your body’s melatonin production.

Hormone: Testosterone

What does it do? Testosterone is the main sex hormone in the male body. It is primarily responsible for muscular growth, deep voice, facial hair, and other masculine characteristics. When your testosterone levels are low, you may experience a decrease in energy and/or sex drive.

Low testosterone is a condition which affects millions of American men. Fortunately, help is available through professional hormone replacement therapy. If you live on Long Island, trust the hormone experts at NuWave Medical, PLLC to help you overcome low testosterone. Call us today to schedule your consultation at (631) 343-7144.