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hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, islets of pancreas, ovaries, testes
what are the glands of the endocrine system (8)
this is part of the diencephalon - linked to the pituitary - regulates body temp, sexual behaviour, appetite, fluid balance, arousal, emotions
this gland is connected to the hypothalamus - it is the "master gland" - produces 6 hormones and stores 2 of them
this is usually associated with gh release - responsible for gigantism and acromegaly
this causes short stature, delayed growth, delayed puberty - decreased or absent release of GH from pituitary gland - dwarfism tends to be more of a genetic link than pituitary link
this gland is located below the larynx, anterior to the trachea - requires iodine to produce the hormones - regulates metabolism
this gland is able to store hormones for up to 30 days - targets all body systems - regulates metabolism - disorders common in females and closely related to pituitary and hypothalamus
with this the thyroid secretes too much thyroid hormone - increases body's overall metabolism
with this autoantibodies circulate and stimulate hyper excretion of thyroid hormones - increases the body's sympathetic nervous system reaction - therefore increase metabolism and depletes the body's needed absorbed nutrition
a-fib, chf, cad, exopthalmos
with graves disease the pt will present with mild goiter, nervousness, mood swings, tremor, heat intolerance, weight loss with increased appetite, diaphoresis, diarrhea, heart palpations, muscle weakness, flushed skin, rapid pulse, polyuria, amenorrhea - potential detrimental effects are
this is a deficiency of thyroid hormone that results in decreased overall metabolism - either from decreased thyroid size/ hormone synthesis or from decreased stimulation of the thyroid gland due to a pituitary/hypothalamic disorder
hypothyroidism, hormone replacement
what is the most common thyroid disorder? what is the treatment?
cad, fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis
pt with hypo thyroidism can present with fatique, sensitivity to cold, fluid retention, forgetfulness, depression, dry skin, slowed pulse, tenosynovitis, muscle weakness and trigger points, goiter - possible detrimental effects include (4)
this is most common form of hypothyroidism - chronic thyroiditis - women have more often than men - it is an autoimmune disease that destroys the function of and enlarges the thyroid gland
hashimotos disease is caused by the pituitary gland secreting too much ______ - treatment is hormone replacement to reduce the release of this hormone
these are four small glands located behind the thyroid - regulates calcium and phosphate metabolism - it is not related to the pituitary or hypothalamus - targets the bone, kidneys, and intestines
this is high levels of pth in blood - causes calcium to leave bone and deposit kidneys, tendons, etc... - causes hyper calcemia - causes arrhythmias with forceful cardiac contractions, coma, lethargy, skeletal muscle weakness, constipation, vomiting, kidney stones, osteoporosis, arthralgia, tendonitis, hypercalcuria - requires surgery, drugs less effective
what causes hypo calcemia - low levels of pth in blood - causes axiety, confusion, seizures, arrhythmias, fatigue, paresthesia, hyperreflexia, muscle spasms/tetany
these glands are located above kidneys - involved in hr & bp regulation, salt and potassium levels, metabolic functions (processing of carbs, proteins, fats)
this is due to primary adrenal insufficiency - a problem with the adrenal gland itself in that it doesn't release enough cortisol - idiopathic and autoimmune - used to be a complication after TB
the following are symptoms of what ? hypoglycemia, weakness, exhaustion, hypotension, weight loss from anorexia, vomiting, emotional changes, bronzing of skin
replinish fluids, electrolytes, glucose, cortisol, medication
what is the treatment for addisons disease
this is due to a secondary adrenal insufficiency - excess release of acth from the pituitary gland causes abnormal stimulation fo the adrenal gland - can happen after overdose of cortisols - symptoms include; htn, hyperglycemia, proximal muscle weakness, osteoporosis, protruding abdomen w stretch marks, poor wound healing, moon face
islets of langerhans
this performs both hormonal and digestive functions - located in right upper abdominal quadrant - responsible for glucose homeostasis, produces insulin - targets all major body systems
this ia a chronic, systemic disorder that is triggered by hyperglycemia and incorrect metabolism fo fats, carbs, and proteins - caused by a defect in either the production or processing of insulin
heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels
what parts of the body are commonly affected by diabetes mellitus
insulin is a hormone that transports glucose to the cell to be used for energy and storage of ____________ - also stimulates protein synthesis and fat storage
peripheral neuropathy, loss of sight, ulcers, disorders of feet, amputation
it is important for type 1 patients to check glucose levels frequently, take insulin regularly - what are some common complications of type 1 diabetes
frequent urination, thirst, insatiable, weight loss, blurred vision, weakness, fatigue, dizziness
what are the clinical presentations of type 1 diabetes
this is severe insulin deficiency - usually from an interruption in regular insulin administration schedule - treat as a medical emergency - present with high glucose (>300), dehydration, fruity acid breath, weak pulse, deep/rapid breathing, mild nausea, can lead to diabetic coma - can be a quick or gradual onset
this is adult onset - insulin is produced in pancreas but not effectively utilized by the body - commonly affects patients with obesity - at least 80% of all patients are obese and sedentary
type 1 diabetes
what patients would the following apply to - exercise causes blood glucose to drop - do not exercise your patient before eating or just after an injection
headache, weakness, irritability, loss of coordination, psychosis, shaking, tachycardia
what are the indications of a hypoglycemic reaction - the treatment would be to give high carb food such as orange juice, hard candy, honey
type 2 diabetes can occur in obese children - insulin receptors are ineffective, therefore insulin does not accurately bring down ___________ levels and help with metabolism
after 20 years with diabetes, almost all type 1 and >60% of all type 2 patients will develop diabetic _____________
esrd (end stage renal disease)
diabetes is leading cause of _____________ - requires dialysis or transplant
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