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Jack Lee Crain, MD
(704) 342-8296
12032 Royal Lytham Ct
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Institute For Assisted Reprod

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Alfred E Okeke
(704) 225-0400
1501 E Franklin St
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Lisa Houchin, MD
(704) 341-1757
6907 Saddlebury Ln
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gordon Bruce Kuttner, MD
(704) 542-6006
3325 Springbank Ln Ste 300
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sona S Kashyap
(803) 286-9001
834 W Meeting St
Lancaster, SC
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Alfred E Okeke, MD
(704) 225-0400
1501 E Franklin St
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nigeria, Coll Of Med, Enugu, Anambra, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Alfred Okeke
(704) 225-0400
1501 East Franklin Street
Monroe, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James Wendell Plonk, MD
2407 Plantation Center Dr Ste 102
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert Wozniak, MD
(803) 286-9001
834 W Meeting St Ste B
Lancaster, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, Sc; Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Lancaster Endocrinology

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Sona Kashyap, MD
(803) 286-9001
834 W Meeting St Ste B
Lancaster, SC
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: NHL Medical College: MBBS: 1998
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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