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Marsha L Davenport, MD
(919) 966-4435
103 Mason Farm Rd,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Robert Clemmons, MD
(919) 966-4735
6111 Thurston-Bowles Bldg CB 7170,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1974

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Louis Edwin Underwood, MD
(919) 966-4435
U Nc-Cb 7039 3341 Medical Biomolecular Building,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1961

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Jaroslav Fabian Hulka, MD
101 Manning Dr Dept Obg
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1956

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Janet Ellen Rubin, MD
(404) 290-0438
CB 7170,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jennifer E Mersereau
(919) 966-5283
4001 Old Clinic Building
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Ali Suha Calikoglu, MD
(919) 966-4435
CB 7220,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jean M Dostou, MD
(919) 966-0134
Univ Of North Carolina CB#7172 Burnett-Womack Buildilng Of,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.THOMAS OCONNELL
(919) 966-4131
101 Manning Dr # 7001J
Chapel Hill, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Lioubov Boulkina
(919) 966-1072
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
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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