Stress and the Adrenal Gland

Hi everyone! Did you know that you have an organ in your body that’s responsible for how you deal with stress? It’s called the adrenal gland. It’s a triangular shaped organ that sits on top of the kidney around the middle of your back on either side of your spine.

Now the adrenal gland is responsible to make sure you can deal with stressful situations. Like, for example, if you’re driving down the highway and you see a cop pull up behind you with his lights on, you go, “Oh my gosh, was I speeding?” And you put on the brakes.

When you get that response from seeing the cop, what happens is your heart starts to beat faster and then the blood circulates away from your internal organs and goes to your arms and hands and legs and feet, so that you can run away from the stressful event.

However, due to the way our lives are structured nowadays, we are constantly under stress. So what happens is instead of the blood returning back to the vital organs like it should, it instead stays in the arms and hands and legs and feet. Therefore depriving our organs of all the oxygen and blood supply required for normal function.

So what does this lead to? This can lead to a whole host of problems, like weight gain in the middle that you can’t get rid of. Because what the body does is insulate itself with fat to protect those organs.

Another thing that people with adrenal problems have is they’ll wake up at four o’clock in the morning to pee. They’ll just wake up and say, “wow, it’s four o’clock again” and just look at the clock. This is a problem for these people. Also when they go from a lying down to a seated position may get light-headed or dizzy.

Why is that? The reason for that is it’s the adrenal gland that tells the heart to beat stronger so when you’re lying down, your heart rate should go down. If it doesn’t go down, it’s an adrenal gland problem.
Now, conversely, if you’re standing up, the heart rate should go up. If it’s not going up, there is a definite breakdown in the body.

To find out how your adrenal gland is doing, you should contact our office for free consultation at 727-235-3265.

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