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Flight or Fight Adrenal Stress and Vitamin B1 Thiamine

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

The autonomic nervous system which is rest and digest or fight and flight. In a person with adrenal stress, the fight or flight system is on overdrive. This causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure as well as the release of sugar into the bloodstream for energy. The body is in a state of constant alertness which can lead to anxiety, irritability, and difficulty sleeping.

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is critical for the proper functioning of the nervous system. It helps to calm the nerves and reduces stress levels. A lack of vitamin B1 can lead to anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Adrenal stress can deplete the body's stores of vitamin B1. Supplementing with vitamin B1 can help to reduce stress

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is an essential nutrient that helps the body to convert carbohydrates into energy. It is found in a variety of foods, including whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Thiamine also plays a role in nerve function and heart health. A lack of vitamin B1 can lead to a number of problems, including fatigue, weakness, and irritability. Palmar hyperhidrosis may be a symptom of thiamine deficiency.

Sweaty palms, or palmar hyperhidrosis, is a condition that causes excessive sweating of the palms. The sweating can be caused by a number of things, including anxiety, overactive autonomic nervous system, or vitamin B1 deficiency.

Treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis generally focuses on managing the underlying cause. If the cause is anxiety or stress, counseling and relaxation techniques may be helpful. If the cause is an overactive autonomic nervous system then a change in diet might be necessary.

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