Vital Signs: A Gland Failure
When adrenal functions go out of whack, the mind and body respond in startling ways.
On certain days my Tampa office turns into a shelter of sorts for those who are lost without a diagnosis, and when I first saw Debbie a year ago she appeared to be the most stranded of all. A 49-year-old mother of four, she looked tired, like a pelican stuck on top of a pole in the gulf, uncertain as to whether she could ever fly home.Debbie was anxious and desperate for answers. She had a growth on her face that had been there for a year; she told me that it “itches and bleeds.”I perform...
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