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Gina George Sleilati, MD
(313) 745-4008
4201 Saint Antoine Blvd 4-H
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Joseph'S Univ, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gary Steven Richardson, MD
(313) 916-5182
2799 W Grand Blvd/CFP-3
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1983

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Joseph Levy
(313) 576-3724
4646 John R St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Linea Rydstedt, MD
(313) 745-3318
4201 St Antoine-UHC-4H
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Ronald Clayton Strickler, MD
(313) 916-2464
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1967

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Kathleen Cheryl Moltz, MD
(313) 745-5531
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish, Russian
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp, Boston, Ma; Deaconess -Waltham Hosp, Waltham, Ma; Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton L F, Ma
Group Practice: New England Diabetes

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Bede Ikenna Nnolim, MBBS
(313) 745-4007
4 H UHC 4201 St Antoine
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Nigeria: MBBS: 1994
Graduation Year: 1994

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Berhane Seyoum
(313) 745-4525
4201 St. Antoine St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Martin A Bermann
(313) 576-3125
4646 John R St
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Kamran S Moghissi, MD
(313) 745-7285
3750 Woodward Ave Ste 200-D
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mi; Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: University Womens Care Inc

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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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