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What Does Epinephrine Do
In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.
In many: ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epinephrine: "Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) ." See: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/epinephrine-injection.html ...Read more
I don't: Know how and why you had Epinephrine levels drawn. They are very rarely indicated or evaluated because they're rarely a cause of medical problems. Or do you just "think" you may have low epinephrine? What are the symptoms that led to the evaluation? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Don't think, do...: When you encounter something that causes you to be anxious, have the courage to work through it and beat it. When you know something will be exciting (and safe to your kind and body, turn it into a challenge and an adventure. ...Read more
Return to pharmacy: Your pharmacist will likely dispose of them for you. Another option is to ask your blood drawing station. They dispose of needles regularly. ...Read more
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