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Dr.Terri Jerkins
(615) 329-5029
Suite 410, 2010 Church Street
Nashville, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Glenn A Weitzman
(615) 321-4740
345 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology

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Clifton K Meador, MD
(615) 936-6070
1919 Charlotte Ave Ste 300
Nashville, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1955

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Jaime M Vasquez, MD
(615) 321-8899
2011 Murphy Ave Ste 605
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Catol De Chile, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn; Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn

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Larry Wayne McNeil, MD
(615) 284-2849
2010 Church St Ste 320
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1973

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Cheryl Ann Fassler
(615) 284-5663
1911 State St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Abby Charles Eblen
(615) 321-4740
345 23rd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology

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Michael G Carlson
(615) 342-5900
2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Christine M Whitworth, MD
(615) 321-4740
2400 Patterson St Ste 319
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Nashville Fertility Ctr

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Craig Wierum, MD
(615) 324-1204
222 22nd Ave N Ste 100
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Baptist Hospital

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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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