The impact on our ‘fight-or-flight’ response
The most important hormones when it comes to stress are – as you perhaps already know – Adrenaline and Cortisol.
But what do they do and how do they actually work? Are they dangerous and why?
Adrenaline is the major player in your body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response to dangerous situations. You know of an adrenaline kick, and you know how it feels: sweaty palms, fast heart beat, cold skin, blushing, a bit of shaking, but overall a sharp focus and heightened awareness.
The production and release of adrenaline is triggered by the sympathetic part of your autonomic nervous system as a response to dangerous situations.