Addison’s Disease

Published on Glands, Urinary system.

Addison’s disease is a condition of Suprarenal glands

Suprarenal glands

Published on Glands.

They are also called adrenal glands.

They are endocrine glands located over the kidneys.

They secrete adrenalin, which has an effect on the body on how it consumes energy for immediate consumption. Adrenaline raises the cardiac and respiratory rhythms. The suprarenal glands also secrete hormones that are essential to the body, and also sexual hormones.

These glands are directly linked to the person’s energy. Those who have problems linked to hypoactivity of the suprarenal glands feel tired, lack of energy and loss of libido. The Addsion’ disease is one of these examples.

It is the case of a person who is completely lost, disoriented and far away from other people. This person is afraid of many things, and will not give himself away. He is excessively controlling and has a very yang behaviour. If you check under Family, you will see that each human being needs to be part of a group, a herd, in order to live. But the herd does not have to be the same all the time. When one ceases to belong to a community, a group, family or clan, it is possible to join another group we have found, in the meantime. If the person finds another clan, he will stop having problems in his suprarenal glands.

Two examples in the animal world illustrate the problem of hypoactivity of the suprarenal glands very well.

Let us start with sheep.

Contrary to what happens with wolves, where each individual wolf, when part of a pack, is not essential (one wolf leaving the group does not impact on the pack), in the case of sheep, and, more precisely, a sheep herd, any reduction in the number of heads originates a situation of danger. Sheep depend on the group, reason for which they bet on it. The herd cannot attack the wolf, nor run away from it, only gather together. Predators do not attack a herd. What they see when looking at the herd is a huge sheep. The sheep led astray is the one that becomes the prey.

For the lost sheep, the only valid direction is the course that will take it back to the herd. For this reason, the lost sheep stays still. The lost sheep has to focus on itself, and, for this reason, its brain needs to generate a mechanism that calms it down. What the body does then is to act over the suprarenal glands, calming them down and literally draining them. The sheep becomes exhausted as a result. It gets worn out, and then lies down, still. When we see a sheep looking like this, it means it is lost. It is trying not to move any further away from the herd. It waits for it to show up, and, when it happens, then its suprarenal glands come back into force and the sheep runs fast to the herd (hyperactivity of the suprarenal glands), to be part of it and feel safe again. An animal under stress is a very active animal, and the suprarenal glands of an animal under stress are very active. The keywords for problems related to suprarenal hypoactivity are: lost from the group, from the family, from the herd, from the clan or very scared. Key symptoms: extreme tiredness, lack of vitality.

And now the example of salmons that return to the nascent of the river to spawn, around September. The route is tough and the bears are waiting and having a feast. Salmons’ jumps are huge. One of them manages to go over the rock but falls on the side of the river, on the bank, on dry land. It is outside the water. Its life is at great risk. Then it blocks out all the waters kept in the kidneys, in order to store as much water as possible, waiting for a wave to land near where it is. It will also block out the suprarenal glands (which are associated to the kidneys) in order to prevent the production of cortisone and enter into a state of asthenia (major tiredness) so not to move and catch the bear’s attention. This is its only chance of survival away from the clan and in a danger situation.

Problems related to Hyperactivitity of the suprarenal glands (Cushing’s disease or Conn’s disease) are also provoked by fears. Excessive fear of things that have not yet happened, but which the person is afraid may happen.

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