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Minuchehr Kashef
(313) 343-3494
22151 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Bassem Dekelbab, MD
(313) 343-3809
22201 Moross Rd Ste 270
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lyla Jeanne Leipzig, MD
(810) 447-4000
25319 Little Mack Ave
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours Hosp, Grosse Pointe, Mi
Group Practice: Bon Secours Internists

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Regina Teresa Kurian, MD
(313) 343-4411
22201 Moross Rd Suite 252 Professional Bldg 2
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Spartan Hlth Sci Univ, Vieux Fort, St Lucia
Graduation Year: 1998

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Margaret E Fadanelli, MD
(313) 343-4411
22201 Moross Rd Ste 252
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1990

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Henry Grady Bone III, MD
(313) 640-7700
22201 Moross Rd Ste 2
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Michigan Bone & Mineral Clinic

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Bernard Matthias Degnan, MD
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd Ste 270
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1987

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Minuchehr Kashef, MD
(313) 343-7798
22151 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: St John Health System

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Akin Nefi Eraslan
(313) 640-7700
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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David Transue
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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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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