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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
You can't: And you wouldn't want to anyway. Let your body do what it's designed for. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Similar but diff: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is a compound that is found in some natural products (in small amounts) and is used in many otc drug products, and in a lot of "natural remedies". It's actions are very similar to adrenaline. In low doses, it can be a mild stimulant, like caffeine. In higher doses, or in susceptible people, it can be dangerous. ...Read more
It's possible: Adrenalin or Epinephrine is the treatment of choice for severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis with or without shock. The key to effectiveness is early treatment. People with asthma are at higher risk for severe allergic reactions. There is Epipen and now Auvi-Q for self injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
•noradrenaline is the main neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nerves in the cardiovascular system.
•adrenaline is the main hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla.
•the sympathetic noradrenergic system plays major roles in tonic and reflexive changes in cardiovascular tone.
•adrenaline is a major determinant of responses to metabolic or global challenges to homeostasis. ...Read more
Yes, it may: Adrenaline causes narrowing of your arteries, so it can contribute to the first phase of a migraine and later relieve symptoms during the second phase, when most of the pain is due to over-dilation of your arteries. Excitement, stress, coffee and certain food are producers of the adrenaline and common migraine's triggers. ...Read more
Chest pain: This needs evaluation as could be arrhythmia ...Read more
No: Hi. No, not as a rule. That's a nebulous question, however. Anything more specific? ...Read more
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Treat anxiety: To cut down on symptoms of anxiety, treat the anxiety. Start with a medical evaluation to check for health conditions which could predispose to anxiety or cause these symptoms. Psychiatric evaluation for further treatment, incl. Meds. Psychotherapy (cbt and/or psychodynamic, depending on your needs) can be very helpful. Also meditation & breathing exercises on your own. Avoid stimulants. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm addicted to adrenaline how can I learn to enjoy relaxing things?
Relax: A few ideas: try biofeedback which could help you control your adrenaline. If your 'addiction' means you do extreme sports then talking to a sports psychologist could be helpful to work thru things and come up with strategies. If not, a 'regular' psychologist or therapist could be helpful. ...Read more
What are reasons why I'm told to go to the emergency room after using an epipen (epinephrine) (adrenaline)?
1. You may need more medicine.
2. The medicine may cause unwanted side effects
3. Your "reaction" may need further/different treatment ...Read more
When someone gets drunk (to the point of hospitalization), how many shots of adrenaline do they inject you with?
Usually none: Alcohol can cause respiratory depression, which is NOT treated with adrenaline, but rather with supporting people's ventillation artificially if necessary. Cardiac problems do not occur unless and until respiratory problems happen. The cardiac arrhythmias that alcohol can cause are usually treated with other kinds of medication when they need treatment, not adrenaline. ...Read more
Is there a method (except physical activity), diet or supplement to reduce levels of adrenaline in an anxious person?
Anxiety: You should have your family doctor refer you to a Psychologist. Your life will change for the better! ...Read more
Sometimes I get a butterfly/adrenaline rush feeling throughout my whole body when sitting and doing nothing? Is this anxiety?
It could be positive: Anxiety. What people call anxiety usually has a negative feeling connected to it. You are not describing this as a negative experience. Before fun exciting events, we do get a positive rush. This level of "anxiety" helps us do our best on performances or tests. When it goes to too high a level and interferes with performance, it is what we call negative anxiety. ...Read more
I have P.O.T.S my body ever since diagnosed seems to be really sensitive to adrenaline/stress/anxiety, how can I help this? So annoying
Many causes: POTS is a cluster of symptoms and findings, not a diagnosis in and of itself. Your best option is to have the underlying reason identified, the degree and type of autonomic instability clarified and then have appropriate treatment from your doctor. There are many possibilities. ...Read more