A Hormone Used For Heart Attacks?

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Epinephrine is a drug name that just about anyone with major allergies or heart issues has to be familiar with. The drug can be carried in a prescription injection pen by people who have been diagnosed with life threatening conditions as a way to keep their heart beating until help can arrive.

In recent years there have been a lot of studies trying to decide if vasopressin is equally effective as epinephrine, and some studies trying the drug and hormone in tandem compared to the drug alone.

While there aren’t significant findings to say that vasopressin is a life saver when administered after the fact, what we do know is that indicators seem to show that a healthy level of vasopressin (also known as ADH ) before the attack occurs can work to your benefit in recovery rates.

It was surprising to find that there was almost no benefit to administering ADH during pulmonary resuscitation in humans because animal studies showed up to a 40% increase in chance of survival with the use of vasopressin.

A few easy ways to help your hypothalamus produce and regulate ADH:

-Make sure to get a healthy intake of chromium. (Bananas, oranges, broccoli, and potatoes all have chromium)
-Exercise.
-Make sure to eat healthy fats live avocado, coconut and olive oil, and grass fed butter.

It seems a little strange to think that the hormone that regulates our thirst is connected to heart problems, but the truth is that when any one hormone is out of control we have issues throughout our entire body.

Afterall, if your body isn’t retaining water then your heart will be overworked every minute of the day and your blood pressure will be all kinds of messed up.

With a deficiency of ADH you can eventually end up with DI — a form of diabetes that causes your body to be nearly completely incapable of retaining water. This causes near constant dehydration level thirst and can be not only super frustrating, but life threatening.

 

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