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Patricia A Daly
(540) 636-6131
315 W 10th St
Front Royal, VA
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Lakshmi Kant Shankhdhar, DR
(983) 906-4705
LK Diabetes Centre, 26 Lekhraj Market-1, Indiranagar
Lucknow, IN
Specialties
Diabetes
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Harvey Lankford
(804) 288-0202
7231 Forest Ave # 103
Richmond, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Edward Wilson Nicklas II, MD
(434) 924-0000
PO Box 801416
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1996

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Ben D Phillips
(804) 423-3636
2384 Colony Crossing Pl
Midlothian, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Helena Pretorius Selawry, MD
(540) 743-3286
Rileyville, VA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pretoria, Fac Of Med, Pretoria, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1960

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Jennifer Pennock Holst, MD
(202) 490-2339
2043 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1999

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Walter A Divers, MD
(757) 398-2253
3636 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mutahar Fauzia
(703) 845-3400
5697 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA
Specialty
General Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Peter Stephen Ross, MD
703-849-8440 x17
3020 Hamaker Ct Ste 502
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va
Group Practice: Northern Virginia Endcrnlgsts

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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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