Meaning of adrenaline
Adrenaline is also known as the fight-and-flight hormone, as it makes the heart beat faster, increases blood flow to the brain and muscles, and helps the body burn sugar quickly, to be consumed as energy, and adrenaline is a neurotransmitter to the adrenal gland, Which is secreted when a person is exposed to a crisis, tension or fear, and thus this hormone stimulates the heart to increase beating faster, and also increases the alertness of the mind, and makes other changes to prepare the body for emergency situations, as it is a stimulant to the brain.
Adrenaline stimulates the alertness and response of the whole body in situations of danger (fight or flight), and this stimulation is represented in the expansion of the air passages in the body in order to provide the muscles with the oxygen necessary to carry out the process of escaping from danger.
The adrenaline also causes the blood vessels to spasm or contract more intensely, in order to redistribute blood more quickly to the major muscle group (the heart and lungs).
While the body responds with the secretion of adrenaline by reducing the ability to feel pain in order to continue fighting or running away without delay, it also leads to an increase in strength and performance. The effect of adrenaline can remain up to an hour after its release.
Symptoms of high adrenaline
Symptoms of high adrenaline in the body can include the following :
- increased heart rate;
- Excessive sweating.
- severe headache;
- pale skin;
- body trembling
- Heart palpitations.
- breathing rate
- Decreased ability to feel pain.
- Enhance body energy and increase strength and performance.
- Dilated pupils.
Adrenaline level control
The level of adrenaline in the body can be controlled through :
- Reducing stress and tension levels.
- get enough sleep; At least 7-8 hours at night, as feeling tired due to lack of sleep increases stress levels.
- Avoid eating added sugars, saturated fats, and white flour, as these unhealthy foods can stress the body and make facing life stresses difficult, so it is preferable to eat foods that nourish the body, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins.
- Practicing deep breathing, which helps relax the body and mind during times of stress, by slowly inhaling through the nose for five seconds, then exhaling through the nose for five seconds as well, and continuing to do so until the tension is gone and the muscles relax.