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Michael M Kaplan, MD
(248) 855-5620
6900 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
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Associated Endocrinologists PC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Laura April Gago
(810) 227-3232
2305 Genoa Business Park Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Rochelle Marie Hanley, MD
(734) 622-8211
3412 E Dobson Pl
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Craig Jaffe
(734) 647-5922
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive #1300
Ann Arbor, MI
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Vivian Hsinhsin Lin, MD
(734) 622-4447
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kirit Tolia
(248) 465-4010
47601 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Robert Charles Urbanic
(734) 455-4200
990 W Ann Arbor Trl
Plymouth, MI
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Luciani Renata Silveira de Carvalho, MD PHD
(734) 548-0133
1044 Island Drive Ct Apt 105
Ann Arbor, MI
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Luma Ghalib, MD
(847) 688-1900
3278 Bolgos Cir
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Baghdad Medical College: MD: 1992
Graduation Year: 1992

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Henry Kaine, FACE MD
(248) 347-8115
41935 W 12 Mile Rd
Novi, MI
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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