Heredity and Hormones
December 7, 2013
We all have characteristics or traits that we may get from our family. Things such as our looks or the way we speak can be an example of those things we have gotten from our family. You always hear things like, “She looks just like her daddy”, and you may also see the resemblance yourself. I know I do when I look at my children. In this paper I am going to talk more on this topic and the topic of hormones.
When you have a child you may pass things on to them, your looks the way you do certain things and even in some cases illness. Having a child can be a wonderful experience, they look like you act like you and you see yourself in them every day. They have the same eye color the same nose shape; you have the same hair color. They act just as you did when you were a child, the same fits they throw the same foods you hated. These are all things that are heredity, things you pass on to them. You can also pass on things such as illness, that is why when you are pregnant your doctor asks many family health questions in order to have record of things to watch for in you and your baby.
Hormones are produced by glands in your body, they control the way you act. When a teenager goes through puberty their hormones are not balanced causing them to act differently than they normally would. Hormones make then start to grow hair in their genitals and for boys their face. All these things are normal for a teenager going through puberty when their hormones are beginning to change.
The endocrine system sends chemical messages throughout your bloodstream to tell your body to do certain things. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, while your pancreas controls your sugar levels in the body. The pituitary gland controls several things such as, growth, and sexual behavior for example.
Not all the things a person does is passed down through...