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A 16-year-old member asked:

is adrenaline harmful to your body?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not necessarily: Adrenaline is helpful for you to deal with the daily stress. It's only harmful to you if it is supraphysiologic for prolonged period of time.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Fight or flight: When adrenaline is released, you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose. Excessive adrenaline can be harmful over time.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does adrenaline do to your body?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Prepares for stress.: Adrenaline, or epinephrine, is a chemical produced by your adrenal glands that helps you respond to episodes of severe stress. Epinephrine has dozens of effects, but overall it regulates how your heart beats and how you make extra energy available to deal with things like car accidents or other serious injuries. In cases of severe shock, patients can be treated with epinephrine.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Adrenal glands: Produced by the adrenal glands (from the zone called the medulla) .They are pyramid shaped and adjacent to the superior poles of the kidneys (hence ad-renal).
A 36-year-old member asked:

I am really interested to know what foods can cause your adrenaline to pump through your body?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
It's not like that.: Adrenaline (epinephrine) is produced in your adrenal glands and is an important signaling molecule in your autonomic nervous system. The word autonomic refers to the fact that it runs automatically, on its own, without any input from us. If you're referring to your energy levels, try a more balanced diet and better rest.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my body is making too much adrenaline?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Palpitations flushin: Most people make adrenaline appropriately, eg.Psychic or physical stress. Palpitations, sweating, etc. A rare condition is pheochromocytoma, where your adrenal puts out too much adrenaline constantly. Hypertension, often with "spells" of flushing, sweats, palpitations. Stroke or heart attack can occur. Urine and/or blood tests are needed. Beware: adrenals often have benign, incidental lumps.
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How can I keep the adrenaline in my body low?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Adrenaline: Decrease stress.

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