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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. Lynne Weixel
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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 causes random adrenaline rushes throughout whole body? Even when doing nothing? Does it mean i'm anxious? 29/f

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

Adrenaline: The brain releases adrenaline to prepare you to fight or flee when it detects danger. It may detect danger on a subconscious level even if you are not aware. You may wish to check out my free videos as they may give you a clue: www.Thecoachmd.Com. Rarely are there conditions that will cause this spontaneously. But if you are concerned have it checked out. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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