Dexamethasone suppression tests are used to assess the status of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and for the differential diagnosis of adrenal hyperfunction. The low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests are used to assess nonsuppressible cortisol production by adrenal incidentalomas and to differentiate patients with Cushing's syndrome of any cause from patients who do not have Cushing's syndrome. The high-dose dexamethasone suppression tests help to distinguish patients with Cushing's disease (Cushing's syndrome caused by pituitary hypersecretion of corticotropin [ACTH]) from most patients with the ectopic ACTH syndrome (Cushing's syndrome caused by nonpituitary ACTH-secreting tumors).
Heat and energy from the hands
and vibration from the voice
can revitalize the kidneys and adrenals,
reducing the negative effects of stress.
Visualization and Positive Suggestion: "I am toning and revitalizing my kidneys, adrenals, and my immune strength."
Shoulder Release Releases tension from pressure building points on the upper part of the shoulders. Tones, expands, and stimulates the thymus.
Visualization and Positive Suggestion:
"I am squeezing out tension and building a strong defense against disease."
MORE SUGGESTIONS Walking, trampoline exercise, martial arts for strengthening the various organs of the body, meditation and visualization, yoga and stress management all will have a complementary beneficial effect for adrenal rejuvenation. Rebound exercise on the mini-trampoline stimulates the lymph flow better than any other form of exercise.
Catecholamines are produced in chromaffin cells in the medulla of the adrenal gland, from tyrosine , a non-essential amino acid derived from food or produced from phenylalanine in the liver. The enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase converts tyrosine to L-DOPA in the first step of catecholamine synthesis. L-DOPA is then converted to dopamine before it can be turned into noradrenaline. In the cytosol , noradrenaline is converted to epinephrine by the enzyme phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT) and stored in granules. Glucocorticoids produced in the adrenal cortex stimulate the synthesis of catecholamines by increasing the levels of tyrosine hydroxylase and PNMT.