The Importance of Adrenaline Hormones

Sunday 30 April 2023

Adrenal glands are located on top of our kidneys. They produce hormones such as:

(a) Cortisol - helps maintain normal blood pressure, glucose levels and sleep-wake rhythm.

(b) Aldosterone - stabilises blood pressure, salt and water in the body.

(c) Adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) - make the heart pump faster, regulate blood pressure and glucose levels.

The release of hormones by the adrenal glands is controlled in part by the pituitary gland. The kidneys and sympathetic nervous system also interact with the adrenal glands. These hormones are essential and the body cannot function without them. Disorders of the adrenal glands will result in the production of too much or too little hormones.

Causes of adrenal disorders include:

> Genetic mutations eg. congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal leukodystrophy.

> Damage to adrenal glands through injury, infection or blood loss.

> Adrenal tumours.

> Prolonged use of steroids eg. prednisolone, hydrocortisone or dexamethasone, which may suppress the pituitary gland from producing ACTH (hormone that regulates adrenal function), thereby causing adrenal insufficiency. Or inversely, causing Cushing syndrome, a condition due to excess cortisol.

Many of the symptoms of adrenal gland disorders may be similar to other illnesses and thus are not easily identified.

Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:

> Unexplained poor weight gain.

> Easily tired.

> Severe illness.

> Low blood pressure and glucose levels.

> Salt cravings.

> Dark skin pigmentation.

Symptoms of excess production of cortisol in children include:

> Weight gain, more prominent at the face and belly.

> Poor growth despite weight gain.

> Muscle wasting.

> Increased hair growth over the body.

> Complications such as HBP, diabetes, prone to infections, easily bruised skin, brittle bones and irregular menses in adolescent girls.

It is hard for the body to modulate and balance the Hormonal system because:

> The hormones are released into blood vessels and circulated by blood flow throughout our body. So hormones affect nearly every process in our body. If the hormonal system is not regulated, it would affect our whole body's health.

> The Hormonal system coordinates with the Nervous and Immune systems, which are also spread throughout the whole body. Any disorders in any of the 3 systems will affect the overall functions of our body organs. 

If we can find a way to balance and modulate these 3 systems, we can improve countless illnesses. It is a wiser long-term strategy, as compared to merely easing the symptoms whenever they appear or receiving unilateral medication treatment like steroid. 

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