Catecholamines are hormone molecules produced by the adrenal glands (adrenal glands), nerve cells and the brain. Their function is briefly described in the literature as the ‘flight or fight’ response. They are substances released especially in response to emotional or stress and are mainly adrenaline, dopamine, and noradrenaline (epinephrine, norepinephrine).
Interpretation:The receptors for catecholamines are in the heart tissue. They increase rapidly with cardiovascular changes, brain ischaemia and increased intracranial pressure. This is called a catecholamine storm. The hormones that give a feeling of well-being are serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine. An imbalance in the synthesis or levels of these hormones can lead to psychological problems. In the case of adrenal tumours called pheochromocytomas, these hormones increase and cause vasoconstriction and trigger hypertension.
Sample: Arm venous blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Wednesday
Result Time: Two days at 6 PM