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Junping Yang, MD
(816) 271-1343
901 Heartland Rd Ste 4810
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tongji Med Univ, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sherry Zhou
(816) 271-1343
901 Heartland Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Christy L Richardson
(314) 355-6779
11155 Dunn Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Anastassia Amaro, MD
(314) 362-7617
Campus Box 8127
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ruenrudee Suwannasri, MD
(314) 432-1111
3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 100
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chiang Mai Univ, Fac Of Med, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: St Louis Medical Clinic

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Junping Yang
(816) 271-1343
901 Heartland Rd
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Xiaoyan Zhou, MD
(816) 364-2506
901 Heartland Rd Ste 4810
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hunan Med Coll, Changsha, Hunan, China
Graduation Year: 1982

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Rebecca Paula Green, MD
(314) 454-6051
1 Childrens Pl # 8116
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1993

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Harry Lee Wadsworth, MD
(314) 432-1111
3009 N Ballas Rd # SUITE100
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1983

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Paul William Hruz, MD
(314) 454-6051
660 S Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St Louis Childrens Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Pediatric Endocrinology Dept

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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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