Falling in love can bring happiness to someone. In fact, often someone is willing to do everything because he is in love. But there are still many things that can be done to be Happy. Some of them are doing things they enjoy, doing enough exercise, eating favorite foods and doing other activities. This feeling of happiness certainly cannot be separated from the role of hormones in humans. Hormones are chemical substances produced by the endocrine system in the body and function to help control almost all body functions, such as growth, metabolism, to the work of various organ systems, including the reproductive organs. Some of these hormones can be called the happy hormone. Here is the explanation.
Also known as the “feel good” hormone, dopamine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that is an important part of the brain’s reward system. Dopamine is associated with pleasurable sensations, along with learning, memory, motor system function, and more. The hormone Serotonin (and neurotransmitters) helps regulate mood as well as sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability, and memory. About 90 percent of the hormone serotonin is produced in the intestines. In this case, the intestines work in two different ways. First, the neurotransmitter hormone communicates via the enteric nervous system in the gut, and second, the hormone is released into the bloodstream where it operates as a hormone in body tissues.
Next is the hormone Oxytocin which is often called the “love hormone”, oxytocin is very important for childbirth, breastfeeding, and a strong parent-child bond. This hormone can also help increase trust, empathy, and bonding in relationships, and oxytocin levels generally increase with physical affection such as kisses, hugs, and intimate relationships. Oxytocin secretion occurs in response to stimuli perceived by the brain, which carefully monitors your environment for threats through your ears, eyes, taste, touch, and smell.
And finally, endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers, which the body produces in response to stress or discomfort. Endorphin levels also tend to increase when you do activities that cause feelings of satisfaction such as eating delicious food, exercising, or having sex. Often the hormones endorphins and dopamine are understood as similar types of hormones. Endorphins and dopamine are two different types of hormones. But these two types of hormones are related, where when endorphins bind to central nervous system receptors, dopamine (the pleasure hormone) is released.
These hormones can be produced in ways such as Laughing with Friends which is a natural way that you can do to relieve feelings of anxiety or stress. This is because when you laugh, dopamine and endorphins will increase, so your mood will improve. Especially if this laugh is done with the person you love, then this will also trigger the release of oxytocin. Then playing an instrument or listening to music can increase more than one happy hormone. When you listen to instrumental music, especially music that gives you goosebumps, it increases the production of dopamine in the brain. Listening to whatever music you like can also help put you in a better mood. These positive changes in mood can then increase serotonin production. Musicians may also experience the release of endorphins while making music. Making and performing music by dancing, singing, or playing the drums causes the body to release endorphins that are good for the body.
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