hypoadrenia


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hypoadrenia

[‚hī·pō·ə′drē·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Reduced functioning of the adrenal glands. Also known as hypoadrenalism.
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The lower end of this spectrum has been known by many names throughout the past century, such as non-Addison's hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal apathy, and adrenal fatigue.
Information about non-Addison's hypoadrenia has been documented in medical literature for over a 100 years, but unfortunately this form of hypoadrenia is missed or misdiagnosed in doctors' offices every day, even when the patient clearly presents its classic symptoms.
No single one of these symptoms is pathognomonic for hypoadrenia, but taken collectively as a syndrome, they strongly suggest its presence.
Since adrenal cell extracts first became commercially available in 1918, they have been used successfully by thousands of medical doctors in the treatment of non-Addison's type of hypoadrenia.