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What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills, it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Adrenaline (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I don't get adrenaline rushes anymore, why is that?

I don't get adrenaline rushes anymore, why is that?

You may not feel the: The release of adrenaline still occurs under stress or flight or fight situations. You may not "feel" as a routine part of your day. ...Read more

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What 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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When do you get adrenaline?

When do you get adrenaline?

When you're acared: When your sympathetic nervous system is turned on high- meaning your body is ready to 'fight or flight, ' adrenaline is released by adrenal glands and some nerves. Bottled adrenaline used for medical purposes is epinephrine... ...Read more

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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 to control your adrenaline?

Sleep meditation: Making sure you obtain 8 hours of sleep daily, have timely meals 7-9AM 11-1PM 5-7PM increase mindfulness either meditation, prayer, tai-chi or yoga can calm the body and mind. ...Read more

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How can I control my adrenaline?

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. ...Read more

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Is adrenaline harmful to your body?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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What happens during an adrenaline rush?

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. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to use adrenaline?

Yes: Have a cardiac arrest and the emt's will give you a shot of it.

See the blog on adrenaline rush. ...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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What is the medical term for adrenaline?

Epinephrine: Hi. It's too bad we couldn't stick with "adrenalin" or "adrenaline", but the adrenals make a hand full of important hormones, and I guess we couldn't assign the "adrenal" root to any one in particular! So epinephrine is the scientific name for adrenalin/adrenaline. ...Read more

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Can adrenaline actually be good for you?

Yes: It is part of the natural fight or flight response of the body. ...Read more

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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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Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

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). ...Read more

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What are the effects of adrenaline pills?

Adrenaline: If you are taking adrenaline pills prescribed by your doctor you must ask him/her what that will do to you
If you are taking adrenaline pills from some other source and have not been shown to have any form of adrenaline deficiency do not take adrenaline pills. ...Read more

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Can your adrenaline production ever cease?

Very uncommon: Adrenaline production by adrenals is very reliable in response to stress and is almost never lost. Diabetics with advanced autonomic neuropathy don't make adrenaline when they get hypoglycemic, but they do in response to other stimuli. When adrenals are removed surgically, we don't replace adrenaline (just cortisol), and people do fine. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my adrenaline going?

Adrenaline: Typically, adrenaline goes as long as you need it unless you have an abnormality of the adrenal gland. Fatigue during exercise is not typically a problem of the adrenal, it is a problem of the muscles, cardiovascular system or stored fuel (typically glycogen). Fatigue is usually an appropriate way of your body protecting you from harm. ...Read more

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How do you gain adrenaline? Is it helpful?

Adrenaline: Adrenaline is the brand name for Epinephrine which is naturally produced by the adrenal gland. Unless you have a condition that results in you having adrenal insufficiency, you would normally not need additional epinephrine. The exception, of course would be in the cases of cardiac arrest, shock, or anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Could eating sour food give you adrenaline?

Could eating sour food give you adrenaline?

Not connected: Sour food will not promote secretion of adrenaline. it may promote gastric acid excess. ...Read more

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How does a person release adrenaline on their own?

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. ...Read more

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Would I be able to get an adrenaline rush everyday?

Yes: Have someone secretly set off a firecracker behind your back. That will get the old adrenaline flowing......... ...Read more

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What do you experience when having adrenaline rush?

Hyper: Adrenaline produces the classic fight or flight response - sweating, rapid and forceful heart beat, high blood pressure, pupillary dilation, tremor, hair standing on end, sense of anxiety, pallor, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adrenaline?

Epinephrine: 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. ...Read more

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What are some really good ways to stimulate adrenaline?

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

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. ...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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Why does my body freeze up whenever I get an adrenaline rush?

Why does my body freeze up whenever I get an adrenaline rush?

Freeze up: I may be wrong but I suspect this is related to major concerns you don't wan't to bring to the front. Please consider a consult with a psychologist - they are usually very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stuck in an adrenaline rush? What happens?

No: The "rush" or sudden release of adrenaline is limited unless there is an adrenaline producing tumor which may be diagnosed as hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the effect of the over production of adrenaline in the body?

What is the effect of the over production of adrenaline in the body?

Excess adrenalin: Not good for you.
This could cause high, blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, and headaches.

If you have such symptoms please see your doctor.
If you don't have those symptoms but are unwell you also need to see your doctor.

Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What is the effect of the over production of adrenaline in the body?

Very rare: Hi. The "fight or flight" response is a brief self limited excess of epinephrine and other catecholamines to help you hopefully survive an acute threat. Chronic over production of catecholamines NOT in response to an acute threat to your survival is a catecholamine excess syndrome from an adrenal medullary tumor or tumor in the sympathetic chain. Very serious: high BP, sweating, headache, tremor ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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