Hunger Hormones: How They Work - Health Channel


Hunger Hormones: How They Work |

Dr. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains how hunger hormones work when you’re getting hungry because of a hormonal influence.

“Everything we do comes from a sort of hormonal influence, so there’s a hormone called Ghrelin that makes you hungry and Leptin is one of the hormones that helps you feel full, so there’s interaction. There are actually multiple hormones that are making you feel full, that will counteract the effect of Ghrelin,” he says.

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.