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Ann Peterson Ward, MD
(770) 684-8700
97 Church St
Taylorsville, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga
Group Practice: North Georgia Medical Assoc

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Ahed Mansoura, MD
(706) 238-8033
1825 Martha Berry Blvd NW
Rome, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mansoura, Ahed, Md - Harbin Clinic Endocrinology
(706) 238-8033
1825 Martha Berry Blvd NW Ste E
Rome, GA

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Ceana H Nezhat, MD
(404) 255-8778
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Stanford Univ Hosp, Palo Alto, Ca; Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Fertility & Endoscopy Ctr

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Shenon E Badre, MD
(404) 686-1000
1380 Oxford Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Medical School: MD: 2000
Graduation Year: 2000

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Ahed Mansoura
(706) 295-5331
1825 Martha Berry Blvd Nw
Rome, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Barry Jay Brass, MD
330 Turner McCall Blvd SW Ste 3000
Rome, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1995

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Robert James Pollet
(404) 728-7772
1670 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Charles G Green Jr, MD
(706) 774-7400
820 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 4C
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1974

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Harry Kent Delcher, MD
(404) 265-4703
315 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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