Corticotropin (or otherwise adrenocorticotropic hormone) - a hormone that appears blagodaryagipofizu - endocrine gland that affects the development and growth of the organism. The substance is one of the most important parts of the body, its main task - to develop and release of cortisol, a natural human hormone.
Description and norm
Hormone actively influences the activity of the adrenal glands and involved in the implementation of two major problems: the impact on the production of cortisol and the maintenance of normal adrenal weight. Also activates the hormone insulin release and activates the muscle tissue, causing it to seize glyukozy.Kortikotropinuchastvuet in the process of splitting fat and pigmentation (the appearance of bright or dark spots on the skin), simultaneously affecting memory and motivation.
The determination of the hormone, blood is taken directly from the vein. Normal indicators corticotropin hormone in the body - 9-52pg / ml.Konkretnaya figure depends on the sex, age and psychological state of the person. Increased levels of the hormone takes place from 6.00 am to 8.00 am, the decline - from 21.00 at 22.00 pm. The shift cycle in either direction may depend on external factors: the unstable working hours, stress, excessive fatigue, hunger.
Corticotropin and food
In the event of a fault, it is recommended to take vitamin D and eat foods that are rich in kaltsiem.Vzroslym need to consume about 100 milligrams of calcium in fact, the children - from 800 to 1300 mg. Calcium is found in the following products: milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, nuts, soy, wheat, various herbs (parsley, dill). Also remember about proper nutrition. Give up all bad habits, and in any case, do not overeat - these simple tips will help maintain levels of the hormone corticotropin normal.
Too high levels of corticotropin may result in Cushing's syndrome. Symptoms, which include disease: obesity, atrophy of the muscles of the abdomen, hirsutism (active growth of coarse, black hair), osteoporosis (bone disease), impotence and decreased libido, skin diseases and other consequences. Another disease that develops as a result of raising - Addison's disease, which is accompanied by weakness, nausea, low blood pressure, and skin hyperpigmentation (excessive stains on the body).
Insufficient hormone also has a negative effect on the body. Reducing production is due to problems in the pituitary gland, as well as development of adrenal insufficiency. Addison's disease may appear, but without the skin hyperpigmentation.