Hi, and thank you for joining us at EmpowHer – Women’s health online. Now let’s talk about adrenal fatigue or hypoadrenia, a pituitary health disorder in which the adrenal glands are claimed to be exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, now primarily cortisol. To clear up some of the confusion, let’s talk right now with Dr. Theodore C. Friedman. He is a member of EmpowHer’s Medical Advisory Board. He specializes in, well, you guessed it, hard-to-diagnose and treat cases of adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders–a perfect person for us to talk with.
He has been with the University of California, Los Angeles, the School of Medicine since 2005, serves as the Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Molecular Medicine Division at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and served as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1998 to 2000. Hi, Dr. Friedman.
Dr. Theodore Friedman:
Hi, how are you doing, Todd?