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Is adrenaline harmful to your body?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

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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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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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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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?

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

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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

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What would cause my body to feel like I am having an adrenaline rush?

There is no: Such thing as an adrenaline rush. See the Adrenalin blog for more information. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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I get adrenaline rushes regularly even when sitting, could they be harmful?

Yes: I'm not exactly sure what you're describing, but my first concern is that you have a pheochromocytoma. If you get headaches or are hypertensive, this should be worked up. ...Read more

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What causes random adrenaline rushes throughout whole body? Even when doing nothing? Does it mean I'm anxious? 29/f

Stress: Anxiety releases the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, this can be produced by your thoughts alone. Negative or fearful thinking can release these hormones. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support, exercises, videos and homework to help you lessen anxiety in lasting ways. Best. ...Read more

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Are there any medical conditions (not psychological) that make the body over-sensitive to adrenaline?

Adrenaline: Not sure if this is what you are looking for, as I am not clear on your question. Where are you exposed to adrenaline that makes you think you are oversensitive to it?
Rarely, a tumor of the adrenal glands, called pheochromocytoma, can release high levels of hormones such as adrenaline in the blood and cause hypertension attacks. ...Read more

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I find it increasingly difficult to exercise. Is it true that the body can become resistant to adrenaline? What is it a hat can be done to reverse it

Variety: The body does not become resistant to "adrenaline" however, thecan get "used to" a workout with the same routine seemingly producing less results. Maybe time to mix it up. Interval training is a great way to energize your workout without requiring significantly more time. Consider walk/jog program for beginner or speed work/ hill repeats for experienced. Spice up routine with a new class. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pump adrenaline into my body at will?

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

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

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

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Sometimes I get a butterfly/adrenaline rush feeling throughout my whole body when sitting and doing nothing? Is this anxiety?

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

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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

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

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) reduce adrenaline in the body?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) reduce adrenaline in the body?

No: Zoloft (sertraline) increases the availability of serotonin in the brain. That is how it works to treat depression and anxiety. If you are feeling tired from it that is a possible side effect but it is not because it decreases adrenaline. ...Read more

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Can sex and masturbation trigger adrenaline/stress the body?

Good stress: If you're not getting an adrenaline surge when you enjoy your body by yourself, or enjoy one another's bodies when you are with someone you love, you're missing out on one of the experiences that almost all healthy people cherish the most. If someone has told you that this will make you more vulnerable to physical or mental disease, that person's either ignorant or a crook. Enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Neurons damaged? Weakness loss of emotions/feelings no energy no electricity in my body no adrenaline cognitive functions so slow no endorphins

Doubtful: Suggest you obtain psychiatric consultation. Your symptoms are consistent with a possible depression or alternative emotional process. Your description is not consistent with a neurological disorder. This can be both diagnosed and treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Lying on my stomach just before I fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Lying on my stomach just before I fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

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First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?

See your OB: The emotional state has not been associated with miscarriage. Severe Anxiety should be discussed with one's Obstetrician and also possibly a Behavioral Health specialist. ...Read more

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Help me figure this out - I just want an answer to my question. Is it possible for a low thyroid (tsh 6.25) to cause my body to release adrenaline at?

Not likely: You have a mildly elevated tsh, which is consistent with mild hypothyroidism. However, you should also have a free T4 level done to see how abnormal the thyroid level is. Hypothyroidism is not associated with excess release of adrenalin. However symptoms of excess Adrenalin are common and can be due to multiple causes such as anxiety, stress, caffeine, other drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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