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Harris Chaim Taylor, MD
(216) 921-7393
1730 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965

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Gregg H Faiman, MD
(440) 646-2200
5850 Landerbrook Dr Ste 100
Mayfield Heights, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1994

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Anthony Adolfo Luciano, MD
(832) 385-4418
4677 Morningside Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; New Britain Gen Hosp, New Britain, Ct
Group Practice: Center-Fertility & Womens Hlth

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Priya Chinnappa, MD
(216) 368-7000
11311 Shaker Blvd
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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Khalid M Ataya
(216) 778-5039
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology

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Adnan H Tahir Fadlallah, MD
(440) 247-9000
2322 E 22nd St Ste 200
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.VALERIE HADAM
(440) 646-2200
5850 Landerbrook Dr # 100
Cleveland, OH
Gender
F
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael Aaron Weiss, MD
(216) 844-8272
5096 Dogwood Trl
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1985

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Nutan Gill
(216) 778-2273
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Thomas A Murphy
(216) 778-5371
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
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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