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Negative Factors that Affect the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is an integral part of a living organism as it is responsible for the production and secretion of hormones in the body.

Symptoms or signs of poor health quickly manifest because of various negative factors that affect endocrine glands.

5 Factors that Negatively Influence the Functioning of the Endocrine System

Genetics

The genetic, heredity or congenital physical traits of a person make some people more prone to endocrine disorders including acromegaly, diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s syndrome, and hyperthyroidism.

Aging

Aging naturally alters metabolism, hormone levels, cell responses to hormones, and rhythms in the body.


Aging’s effect on the endocrine system is thought to be related to the development of certain diseases and health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.

Stress and Disease

Like aging, stress and disease can also negatively affect the endocrine glands by weakening the body’s natural ability to heal and carry out normal functions.


Tumors in the thyroid, for example, can increase or decrease the production of thyroid hormones, which can affect metabolism and growth.

Nutrition

Nutrition can both positively and negatively impact endocrine function. A diet with the right amounts of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and carbs is a good thing for the endocrine system.

However, an unbalanced diet with too much or too little of certain nutrients is not suitable for the endocrine system or the body as a whole.

To maintain healthy endocrine function, it is crucial to find out which nutrients are lacking or overconsumed in one’s diet, and then adjust accordingly.

Environmental Factors

Environmental factors, mainly through particles called environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), disrupt the regular operation of the endocrine glands causing problems such as interrupted sexual development, birth defects, and weak immunity. 

How to Support a Healthy Endocrine System 

The nutritional, environmental, and stress factors that can negatively affect the endocrine system can be avoided to some extent. Genetics, aging, and disease, however, are inevitable.

Fortunately, some health products can help the endocrine system in addressing deficiencies caused by inevitable or difficult-to-avoid factors.

Agaricus Bio, a supplement made from Agaricus blazei Murill mushrooms, for example, can help support the immune system, maintain healthy glucose levels, and support cellular health, which in turn can help mitigate some of the adverse effects to your endocrine system.