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Milagros Lopez Velez, MD
(440) 237-2068
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Santo Domingo (Uasd), Fac De Cien Med, Santo Domingo
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Kenneth Nekl
(440) 582-9600
14200 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Hospital: Southwest General
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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John Robert Schweikert, MD
(216) 444-3160
Richfield, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1964

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Arina Monica Gliga
(440) 243-3800
17900 Jefferson Park Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Nutan Gill
(216) 778-2273
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Kenneth Evan Nekl, MD
(440) 582-9600
14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Israel Henig
(440) 842-7227
6789 Ridge Rd
Parma, OH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Sharon Lynne Di Lauro, MD
Richfield, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1984

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Arina Monica Gliga, MD
(440) 243-3800
18820 Bagley Rd Ste 104
Middleburg Heights, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduation Year: 1975

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Tariq Jamil Khan
(216) 778-3388
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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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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