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Arlene Joan Anderson, MD
(864) 287-3980
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1970

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Samuel Yaw Asumani Yeboah, MD, FACE
(864) 261-6440
1221 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Ghana Med. School: MD: 1988
Graduation Year: 1988

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Grazyna Piekos Sobczak, MD
800 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1990

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Tarina Marlene Mendes
(864) 882-2906
207 Main St
Seneca, SC
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Gail F Whitman Elia, MD
(803) 939-1515
2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 305
West Columbia, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc; Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Advanced Fertility & Rprdctv

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Samuel Yaw A Yeboah, MD
1221 N Fant St
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ghana, Med Sch, Accra, Ghana
Graduation Year: 1988

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Samuel Asumani Yeboah
(864) 261-6440
1221 North Fant St.
Anderson, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Tarina Marlene Mendes, MD
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1981

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Donald Eagerton
(843) 497-5929
945 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Donald Charles Eagerton, MD
(843) 497-3005
945 82nd Pkwy Ste 2
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Is Your Adrenal Gland As Fatigued As You Are?

by Lissa Rankin , OB/GYN

Adrenal fatigue? Say what? I hear you. It’s certainly nothing they ever taught me in medical school, and chances are that if you go to your doctor at Kaiser and ask to get tested for it, they’ll raise a white coat eyebrow at you.

What Are The Adrenal Glands?
As Dr. Christiane Northrup describes it, “The adrenal glands are the body’s primary shock-absorbers.” These small organs that sit right above your kidneys make hormones like cortisol, DHEA, and norepinephrine, which help your body negotiate the metabolic requirements of keeping a body healthy, energetic, and safe.

What Do These Adrenal Hormones Do?
Our bodies are super smart in that they’re designed to help us in times of stress. Back when we were cave people, running away from cave bears, we needed highly tuned systems in place to activate our “fight or flight” mechanisms. Hormones like norepinephrine (which converts to epinephrine, aka “adrenaline”) and the adrenal hormone cortisol were critical hormones that meant the difference between life and death.

The problem is that most of us are no longer high-tailing it away from cave bears. Instead, we stress about finding a job, our divorce settlement, problems with our teenagers, marital problems, meeting the right guy, getting promoted, and a whole host of other “stressors” that have nothing to do with living or dying. As a result, our bodies live in “fight or flight,” spitting out norepinephrine and cortisol as if the cave bear is right on our heels.

Chronic Stress Is Not Our Friend
What this means is that we’re shooting out these hormones all the time, and this takes its toll, particularly on the adrenal gland. Poor thing. It’s only doing its job. When the stress never lets up, the adrenal gland poops out- and adrenal hormone production falls off, leading to deficiencies in hormones like cortisol, DHEA, and pregnenolone.

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
When you’re under chronic stress, calling upon the adrenal gland’s reserves simply to get you through an ordinary day, the adrenal gland tends to get weary, and levels of adrenal hormones fall off. Suddenly, the hormones you’ve become used to getting you through a normal work day are depleted, and you wind up with debilitating fatigue, depressed mood, loss of interest in the things you used to love, irritability, decreased libido, memory loss- in short, you’ve lost your mojo.

How Can You Tell If You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
If you wake up feeling exhausted after eight hours of sleep, have to chug two Starbucks cappuccinos to get started in the morning, crave sweets when your energy levels get sluggish, feel depressed, are not interested in sex, keep catching colds, and then- at the end of an exhausting day- you have trouble falling asleep, you may have adrenal fatigue. If you’re perimenopausal, your symptoms may be exacerbated by the hormone swings that accompany this transition.

Serum or salivary tests can confirm the diagnosis, but make sure you ...

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