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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Adrenaline (Overview)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response to danger and/or excitement.


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What does adrenaline do to your body?

What does adrenaline do to your body?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
451 doctors shared insights

Adrenaline (Overview)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response to danger and/or excitement.


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What exactly is adrenaline?

What exactly is adrenaline?

See below: Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. Epinephrine has many functions in the body, regulating heart rate, blood vessel and air passage diameters, and metabolic shifts; Epinephrine release is a crucial component of the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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How do you release adrenaline at will?

How do you release adrenaline at will?

It's not like that.: Adrenaline (epineprhine) is a neurotransmitter (chemical which helps nerves communicate). It's release comes from nerves which are part of the autonomic nervous system. The word autonomic means "independent", meaning it works in the background. As such, it only activates or changes in response to events which occur to you. One does not "will" the release of adrenaline. ...Read more

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I have what can only b described as a surge of adrenaline feeling intermittently in my head/hands. It comes and goes. Could it be from anxiety?

I have what can only b described as a surge of adrenaline feeling intermittently in my head/hands.  It comes and goes. Could it be from anxiety?

Sounds exactly like: anxiety, which triggers a flight or fight reaction. Physically, this is when adrenaline floods your system, creating a well-known list of symptoms, two of which you described. Here's a resource: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Why wont any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As i type thi

Why wont any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time.  It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear.   As i type thi

Hello. : Hello. I really haven't seen any sleep specialists making responses in the last few months, so i will change the tag to psychiatry so that you may get more responses. Xanax (alprazolam) is a dangerous drug. Many providers have elected to stop prescribing the fast acting form. One can easily develop a dependence on it. There have been deaths due to people coming off it quickly. Even though it is sedating it can seriously alter your sleep architecture which will prove problematic in the long run. Have you considered medical acupuncture to assist with sleep? Frankly, i don't prescribe xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and i try to steer clear of it for anxiety when possible. ...Read more

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When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

When would self-injectable epinephrine be prescribed for a food allergy or allergies?

Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read more

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Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural response of your body. Contact a tai-chi instructor for more information. ...Read more

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Are there any natural foods used to up adrenaline levels?

No.: 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. ...Read more

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How can Effexor (venlafaxine) XR be effective for anxiety if it increases adrenaline? One main anxiety symptom I have is tachycardia and ssri's didn't help.

Propranolol: If Effexor (venlafaxine) isn't helping you, fire it and try something else. Propranolol is very effective for blunting adrenaline triggered tachyardia. The dose ranges from 60 to 240 mg daily and can be given as a single long-acting capsule. ...Read more

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more