Roller Coaster Adrenaline Rush: A Love-Hate Relationship
Your heart feels like it's beating out of your chest, your face is flushed, your breathing quickens, and you're sitting, restrained by a large metal chest plate, as the steel beneath you click clacks up to the highest view you've ever seen. Suddenly you hear the brakes release, the roller coaster picks up speed, and you're pushed back in your seat, feeling your cheeks wiggle, while those next to you scream until they can't. These high flying rides are exciting; but, you're not the only one that experiences nausea or a massive upset stomach before, during, and after the coaster comes to a complete stop. But why? I'll tell you.
What is adrenaline and how does it work?
Avid adrenaline junkies, or as I like to call them, roller coaster tycoons, know the feeling they get from roller coasters, daring stunts, extreme sports, or crazy adventures. They love the wind in their hair and the excitement before the big plunge. However, for most of us, we get anxious, fearful, and stressed. The nausea or upset stomach we experience can actually be caused by adrenaline. Adrenaline, better known medically as epinephrine, is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands during times of stress (Yes, this is the same medication found in Epi-pens for allergic reactions). This hormone prepares your body for the famous fight or flight response. The flight or flight response is, in medical terms, the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system causes a flushed face due to an increased circulation of blood, and increased breathing and carbohydrate metabolism to fuel your muscles, causing the well-known adrenaline rush. However, during the fight or flight response, your body shuts down all digestion; hence, the active upset stomach once the death-defying ride is over. So why do people like this feeling? Do you like the pump you get from coffee or caffeine?
Of course, you like the boost, the little pep in your step. The rush of excitement is your
body's natural 5 Hour Energy or Red Bull caffeine drink. If you have vertigo or are significantly prone to motion sickness, any quick change in direction sends a response to your inner ear of "balance signals" being off causing nausea during the ride. I also hate to tell you that it gets worst as you age, and you have an increased chance to develop vertigo as your inner ear changes. So all those youthful adrenaline junkies out there, enjoy it because you might not have the same positive experience when you get off the ride later on in life, unless you're smart and wearing your NoMo Nausea Band.
What helps nausea caused by an adrenaline rush?
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