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David Nicolas Curole, MD
(504) 455-0004
120 Meadowcrest St
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jerome E Kurpel
(504) 394-0001
880 Behrman Hwy
Gretna, LA
Specialty
Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Melvyn Freeman Kossover, MD, FACE
(504) 897-8118
3434 Prytania St Ste 430
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Medical School: MD: 1958
Graduation Year: 1958

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Sol Baer Stern Jr, MD
(504) 895-4591
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1944

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Mario Renato Mc Nally, MD
(504) 648-2520
3525 Prytania St Ste 526
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Auto De Nicaragua, Fac De Cien Med, Leon, Nicaragua
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Specialists

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Brandi Kay Jones, MD
(504) 588-5263
790 Glencove Ln
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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Madhusudhan R Banda, MD
(504) 433-1287
1025 Revere Ln
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bldea Sri Bm Patil Med Coll, Karnataka Univ, Bijapur, Karnataka
Graduation Year: 1994

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Olga Kaliebe, MD
2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 890
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: First Leningrad I P Pavlov Med Inst, St Petersburg, Russia
Graduation Year: 1994

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William Joseph Raum, MD
(504) 899-5511
3715 Prytania St Ste 201
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Samuel Andrews
(504) 842-4000
2820 Napoleon Avenue #700
New Orleans, LA
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M
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Endocrinologist
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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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