by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
The female endocrine system — glands and hormones
This particular table lists the key endocrine glands which are commonly found in females as well as the hormones they naturally release, in addition to many of the diffuse endocrine organs plus tissues that are in your body and their related hormones. It is important to note that this list isn’t complete; Many of the hormones are not yet well understood and there is much more that needs to be discovered. However, understanding that Mother Nature usually has it right we can be sure that our hormones play a significant role in our well being.
Key Female Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones
(a partial listing)
|Thyroid and parathyroid|
|Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)|
|The endocrine system (A partial list of organs and tissues that secrete hormones)|
|Adipose tissue (fat)(Note that with development of abdominal obesity, adipose tissue actually functions as a key player in the endocrine system).|
|Stomach and Small Intestine|
You will see that several of the hormones, organs, and tissues that are listed above are discussed in great depth throughout our website. Make sure to browse our library if you are looking for a complete listing of all the Women to Women articles on female hormonal balance.