What is an adrenaline rush?
Do you know what adrenaline does to the body?
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What happens when you get an adrenaline rush? Lots of things, actually. The primary causes of an adrenaline rush are: a threat; stress; and excitement. Any one of these situations will trigger the release of the hormone adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, into the bloodstream. Adrenaline prepares the body for what's known as fight-or-flight—an automatic physiological reaction to an event that is perceived as worrying or frightening. But what exactly does adrenaline do to the body, and when is a rush the last thing you need?
Click through and find out more about the highs and lows of an adrenaline rush.
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