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Libbie J Russo, MD
PO Box 6235
Kingwood, TX
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1977

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Veronica Jean-Pierre
(281) 441-6432
18842 South Memorial
Humble, TX
Specialty
Endocrinology

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Luis S Acosta
(281) 444-2771
17203 Red Oak Dr
Houston, TX
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Edgar G Benavides, MD
(281) 444-3187
17200 Red Oak Dr Ste 107
Houston, TX
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1959

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Michelle Zaniewski Singh, MD
(713) 580-7401
17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 309
Houston, TX
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Houston Northwest Med Ctr, Houston, Tx

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Veronica Simien Jean-Pierre, MD
(281) 441-6432
18842 S Memorial Dr Ste 203
Humble, TX
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine: MD: 1998
Graduation Year: 1998

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Sukhbir Inder Singh, MBBS
(281) 300-8899
17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 309
Houston, TX
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: ASSAM Medical College, India: MBBS: 1974
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dorothy Jean Roach, MD
(281) 444-4784
530 Wells Fargo Dr Ste 116
Houston, TX
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.George Elhaj
(281) 440-7878
810 Peakwood Dr # 202
Houston, TX
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Endocrinologist
General Information
Hospital: Houston Northwest Med Ctr, Houston, Tx
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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George Eid Elhaj
(281) 440-7878
810 Peakwood Dr
Houston, TX
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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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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