The endocrine system helps your body function properly by communicating and coordinating vital processes via your hormones. Hormones are produced and released by specific endocrine glands and are delivered through the bloodstream. Hormones can be thought of as chemical messages.
From the blood stream, the hormones communicate with the body by heading towards their target cell to bring about a particular change or effect to that cell. The hormone can also create changes in the cells of surrounding tissues (paracrine effect). The endocrine system works with the nervous system and the immune system to help the body cope with different events and stresses. Learn more about holistic treatments for endocrine conditions in our Learning Centre.
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