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Glen A McGrath, MD
(215) 657-5200
2300 Computer Ave
Willow Grove, PA
Business
Corrigan & McGrath Associates
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Annette Lee
(215) 822-8400
700 Horizon Dr
Chalfont, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Dr.Andrew Quint
(610) 941-6799
2303 N Broad St # 4
Colmar, PA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Carol B Teutsch, MD
(267) 305-9350
PO Box 1000 Ug1a-47
North Wales, PA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill: MD
Graduation Year: 2007

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Louis M Sherwood, MD
(215) 628-3915
1241 Forrest Hill Dr
Lower Gwynedd, PA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll. Of Phys. & Surg., Columbia University : MD: 1961
Graduation Year: 1961

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Solomon Epstein, MD
(215) 345-2867
595 W State St
Doylestown, PA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Joseph Piatok, MD
(215) 997-3220
700 Horizon Circle (Ste 106)
Chalfont, PA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1989

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Peter L Saras, MD
(215) 860-0775
39 Valentine Rd
Warminster, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Diabetes
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Greater Hazleton Health -Broa, Hazleton, Pa; Hazleton-St Joseph Med Ctr, Hazleton, Pa

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Helen Feit
(610) 371-3199
1425 Horsham Rd
North Wales, PA
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Ned M Weiss, MD
(215) 674-9090
2106 E Wellington Rd
Newtown, PA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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