It’s common knowledge that our hormones change as we get older, but do you know exactly what changes occur?
Hormones are produced by the endocrine system and then secreted into the bloodstream. From the bloodstream, the hormones are distributed throughout the body into various organs and tissues.
As we age, the levels of certain hormones rise and fall as our organs and tissues begin slowing down. The following changes are common in most people:
- The pituitary gland, which both stores and produces hormones, reaches its maximum size at age 20, then gradually becomes smaller with age.