Monday, 16 July 2012

CONSEQUENCES OF TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE ADRENALIN

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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. Just like the fittest survive or he who fights and run lives to fight another day.


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The adrenal glands work together with the pituitary gland and hypothalamus in the brain to produce a number of different hormones. These hormones are key components for your health and vitality.
They are responsible for the functioning of every tissue, organ and gland in the body, as well as affecting the way we think. Adrenal glands maintain metabolic processes by managing blood sugar levels and regulating inflammation as well as the balance of salt and water.

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The primary function of the adrenals is to assist your body in dealing with all forms of stress including physical, emotional and psychological stress.

We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.

Many circumstances cause an individual to feel stressed ranging from illness, injury, feeling overworked, under pressure, having too little sleep (insomnia), a family quarrel or financial problems.
When one has a low adrenal function, the body struggles to adapt to these stresses.

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Causes of Adrenal Gland Disorders

Adrenal gland disorders occur when the body produces either too much or too little of the adrenal hormones. There are various types of adrenal gland disorders, some with different effects and symptoms.

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Types of Adrenal Gland Disorders

● Cushing's Syndrome
Cushing’s syndrome is caused when the body produces more cortisol than it needs. The high level of hydrocortisone may be due to an adrenal gland tumor, enlargement of both adrenal glands due to a pituitary tumor secreting excessive stimulatory hormones or it can be secondary to taking corticosteroid drugs for a long period of time.

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● Addison’s Disease
Addison’s disease is a rare disorder caused by a deficiency of hydrocortisone and aldosterone. This disease is usually caused by an autoimmune disorder as a result of the immune system attacking the adrenal gland. It progresses slowly, and acute episodes called Addisonian crises are brought about by injury, infection or other stresses.

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● Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a genetic disorder. There are six major variants but each involves a missing enzyme in the pathway of cortisol production. The body produces increasingly more stimulatory hormones to try to increase the production of cortisol but, because this pathway cannot be completed, the stimulus is mistakenly directed into over-producing the androgenic hormones.

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● Adrenal Virilism
Adrenal virilism is usually genetic, but in rare cases adrenal virilism is caused by an adrenal gland tumor. It is the development or premature development of male secondary sexual characteristics as a result of the male sex hormones (androgens) being excessively produced by the adrenal gland. This disorder can occur before birth and can lead to sexual abnormalities in newborns. It may also occur in girls and women later in life.

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● Pituitary Tumours
The pituitary gland is located in the brain and assists with regulating the activity of the adrenal glands as well as most of the other glands in the body. Benign (non-cancerous) tumors may grow on the pituitary gland restricting the release of the stimulatory hormones or occasionally the tumor may secrete excessive amounts of stimulatory hormones.

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● Adrenal Gland Cancer
Adrenal gland cancer is rare and occurs in the endocrine tissue of the adrenals. It can affect any group, but mostly affects young adults. A cancer that occurs in the adrenal cortex is called an adrenocortical carcinoma and brings about symptoms that include high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, weakening of the bones and excess body hair. A cancer in the adrenal medulla is called a pheochromocytoma and may cause high blood pressure, palpitations, headaches, and excessive perspiration.

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● Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is rare genetic disorder characterized by symptoms that include progressive adrenal gland dysfunction and a loss of myelin the fatty substance that insulates and surrounds the nerve cells in the brain. This is generally a severe childhood disease affecting only boys as a result of the genetic defect being sex linked recessive (carried on the X chromosome). It is a progressive disorder that leads to complete disability or death.

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Adverse reactions to adrenaline include palpitations, tachycardia, arrhythmia, anxiety, headache, tremor, hypertension, and acute pulmonary edema.