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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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. Chad Levitt
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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 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 won't 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 won't 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

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What causes your adrenaline to kick in?

What causes your adrenaline to kick in?

Fight or flight: During periods or stress or peril our body compensates by releasing adrenaline (norepinephrine) to increase our abilitly to repond to those situations. ...Read more

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Is having dysaotonomia and heart reacting super sensitive dangerous? Like too much adrenaline all the time to heart? Heart reacts if I move my arm!

Is having dysaotonomia and heart reacting super sensitive dangerous? Like too much adrenaline all the time to heart? Heart reacts if I move my arm!

Do not get entangled: With health and body issues unless you are a doctor. Human physiology is well defined and it interacts with all body functions and human diseases. It takes about 5-10 years of reading and learning full time, in order to know all these interactions. So forget about dysautonomia (? It does not exist in any well defined form). Our heart is designed to respond to our body's needs which change every mom. ...Read more

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I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for three weeks and am getting an "adrenaline rush" feeling. Is this a temporary side effect, or likely not to go away?

Side effect: Not uncommon with this medication when you start it. If it continues for another 2-3 weeks, talk to your prescribing healthcare provider. This side effect usually goes away in 4-8 weeks. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having a sex or adrenaline addiction?

What are the side effects of having a sex or adrenaline addiction?

Stress: Too much of anything is stressful to your system and can cause adverse symptoms related to imbalances in your autonomic nervous system, immune system and hormonal system. The cliche "everything in moderation" holds true. ...Read more

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Why do we have adrenaline in our system?

Why do we have adrenaline in our system?

Very important: It's your fight or flight hormone. It affects almost all parts of the body. It works differently in different parts of the body but in general it is responsible for getting you ready to run away or fight the immediate danger: increase breathing, increase heart rate, dilate your eyes so you can see better, break down fat to get energy, stimulate production of sugar for energy, contract muscles... ...Read more

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How long can the side effects of epinephrine last?

Minutes to hours: The Epinephrine will be metabolized rather quickly by the liver/renal drug metabolism system, then rendering it ineffective. However, the side effects may last longer, such as rapid pulse, feeling of palpitations, headache, increased blood pressure. ... But generally we are talking minutes. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have shaky hands which is really visible when I try to keep my hands still is this adrenaline I've had this most of my life just hands?

Sometimes I have shaky hands which is really visible when I try to keep my hands still is this adrenaline I've had this most of my life just hands?

You on medication?: Sounds like a butterfly wouldn't sit in your hand for long would it? Lol...Are you on medications such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other stimulant for any reason? Anybody in your family with same type of hand tremors? Do you suffer from excessive nervousness or anxiety? If the problem interferes with your activities then, it should probably be treated otherwise, continued observation would be the best. ...Read more

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The dentist may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.

Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic. That said I do try to error on the side of caution depending on the heart condition by not using the maximum dose (approximately 8 full injections) and breaking up multiple procedures over several appointments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on adrenaline that your own body produces?

Yes: There are rare disorders in which the adrenal glands produce too much adrenaline (pheochromocytoma). This can cause high blood pressure, palpitations, headaches, excess sweats. Episodes are sometimes intermittent. ...Read more

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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