Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Adrenaline Dominance in Men: The Road Rage Effect

Have you ever been driving down the road and all of the sudden somebody cuts you off and you have to slam on your breaks, nearly having an accident? What is the first thing that you want to do? If you are like most men, you will tailgate that individual, maybe even try to cut them off or roll down your window and shout profane words at them. Have you ever wondered where all of that built up emotion comes from? It is a hormone in your body called adrenaline.

Adrenaline, also called epinephrine or better known as the fight or flight hormone, is released in large amounts into the body when we face any type of threat which puts the body into gear for immediate physical action. For those who face danger or threat on a daily basis like law enforcement, military or athletes, adrenaline is a necessity. For the rest of us, adrenaline can be a real headache. Literally.

Since most of us do not face danger or threats on a regular basis, adrenaline can cause a multitude of
problems, and those problems can cycle right back around causing more adrenaline to be secreted into the body. You may be asking yourself, what kind of problems?

Here is a short list of things adrenaline dominance, or over production of adrenaline, can cause.
  • Severe anger 
  • Depression/anxiety 
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia 
  • ADHD 
  • Alcoholism 
  • RLS (restless leg syndrome) 
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) 
  • Fibromyalgia 
And of course the list goes on and on. Are you starting to see the problem?

Stress may be the number one cause of adrenaline dominance today. According to the American
Psychological Association, 76% of Americans are under some form of stress. There are a few things you can do to help reduce stress like, deep breathing exercises, meditation, physical exercise and prayer. Also, you can use supplements like L-Theanine, ashwaganda, and 5-HTP. 

The above products have been show to help people manage stress. However, the key to managing stress is to control excess adrenaline, and the best way to do that is to use a topical progesterone cream.

Bio-Identical Progesterone is the key. Now I know what your probably saying. “Hang on Matt, isn’t progesterone a hormone?” Yes it is. “But aren’t hormones just for women?” No they are not. Both men and women have a wide array of all different types of hormones. Progesterone is the only one hormone that you need to help control adrenaline. Progesterone comes in a topical form that you apply to your skin and will reduce the affects of stress. It eventually will diminish the underlying issue that causes each of the problems listed above. If any of those problems are affecting you in your life, then progesterone is what you need.

by Matt Connor

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