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Adrenal Function and Your Health

The adrenals are two small, triangular-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys. These glands are an important part of the endocrine (hormonal) system. The adrenals might be small, but their role in the body is not! They are responsible for producing many hormones called catecholamines. Dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and norepinephrine are the primary catecholamines. As you can see in the graphic included in this article, these hormones are released into the bloodstream when you are physically or emotionally stressed. The adrenals do play a role in regulating stress response, blood sugar, blood pressure, sex hormones, inflammation and immune …

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