The most often used methods to castrate a man are surgical and chemical methods. The surgical method is performed under medically supervised conditions. It involves the removal of both testes and is irreversible. Castration is also called neutering.Continue Reading
Castration can also be done chemically with the use of drugs such as cyproterone, degarelix and bicalutamide. This method is painless as it involves the administration of drugs. These drugs stop the release of the sex hormone testosterone. Men lose their fertility and sex drive, but the testes are not removed.
Castration is used in some countries as a form of punishment for pedophiles and other sex offenders. Castration is also performed to mitigate the symptoms of prostate cancer.Learn more about Glands & Hormones
The pancreas produces insulin. The structures within the pancreas that produce insulin are the islets of Langerhans, located in the beta cells. Insulin is a hormone used to regulate the glucose or sugar levels in the blood.Full Answer >
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, sweat glands regulate body temperature by secreting water onto the surface of the skin where heat is then removed by evaporation. There are two types of sweat glands found only in mammals, the eccrine sweat glands and the apocrine sweat glands. The eccrine sweat glands are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system and are responsible for regulating body temperature.Full Answer >
Adiponectin is a protein hormone that is only produced and secreted by adipocytes, or fat cells. It is used to regulate the metabolism of glucose and other lipids by heightening how fast the body breaks down fat cells, and influences how the body responds to insulin.Full Answer >
Testosterone levels may be increased by hormone replacement therapy provided by a medical professional or by improvements to sleep habits, diet and other lifestyle issues. Facial hair growth also typically benefits from a better diet and other lifestyle improvements.Full Answer >