[COMPLETED] BIO 200 Lab 5 Endocrine Physiology

[COMPLETED] BIO 200 Lab 5 Endocrine Physiology

BIO 200 Lab 5 Endocrine Physiology
Endocrine Physiology Case Studies
INSTRUCTIONS
You will answer questions related to 2 case studies total. Choose 1 case study from “Part 1: Analysis of
Hormonal Effects” and 1 case study from “Part 2: Determining Hormonal Imbalance.” Include both the
Case Study questions and your answers in a separate Microsoft Word document and submit it to the
course site.
Part 1: Analysis of Hormonal Effects
Hormonal Effects Case 1
A male patient enters your office. He is in his mid-30s and in decent physical shape. He complains about
being tired and seems to be gaining some weight, while not eating more than normal. He also describes
being cold all the time. You decide to perform a blood test and receive the following results.
Table 2: Patient 1 Values

Hormone Values
TSH 0.04 mIU/L
Prolactin 18 ng/mL
ACTH 57 pg/mL
ADH 0.9 pg/mL
Calcitonin 4 pg/mL
Cortisol 21 µg/dL

After reviewing his results, you come to a conclusion. What might be wrong with this patient and how
does this diagnosis correlate with the symptoms presented by the patient?


Hormonal Effects Case 2
A 46-year-old female patient checks into the office. She has broken bones several times over the last
couple of months, yet she maintains a lifestyle which does not include strenuous activities that could lead
to these types of injuries. You perform some blood tests and receive the following results.
Table 3: Patient 2 Values

Hormone Values
TSH 3.0 mIU/L
Prolactin 15 ng/mL
ACTH 42 pg/mL
HGH 0.01 ng/mL
LH 5.6 IU/L
FSH 7.3 mIU/mL
ADH 4 pg/mL
Parathyroid hormone 97 pg/mL
Calcitonin <1 pg/mL
Cortisol 21 µg/dL

After reviewing her results, you come to a conclusion. What might be wrong with this patient and how
does this diagnosis correlate with the symptoms presented by the patient?


Hormonal Effects Case 3
A 24-year-old female patient enters the office. She has low blood glucose levels. A urine test also
indicates very low levels of minerals in her urine. She has an infrequent and light menstrual period. You
perform a blood test and receive the following results.
Table 4: Patient 3 Values

Hormone Values
TSH 3.6 mIU/L
Prolactin 12 ng/mL
ACTH 98 pg/mL
HGH 4.0 ng/mL
LH 6.6 IU/L
FSH 3.5 mIU/mL
ADH 4 pg/mL
Parathyroid hormone 47 pg/mL
Calcitonin 8 pg/mL
Cortisol 19 µg/dL

After reviewing her results, you come to a conclusion. What might be wrong with this patient and how
does this diagnosis correlate with the symptoms presented by the patient?


Hormonal Effects Case 4
A 42-year-old male patient checks into the office. He presents with slow tissue regeneration after
receiving a cut, and his bones are slow to mend. He is concerned and thinks that his relocation to North
Carolina might be a contributing factor. You perform a blood test and receive the following results.
Table 5: Patient 4 Values

Hormone Values
TSH 3.0 mIU/L
Prolactin 4 ng/mL
ACTH 38 pg/mL
HGH 0.02 ng/mL
LH 1.9 IU/L
FSH 5.2 mIU/mL
ADH 3 pg/mL
Parathyroid hormone 17 pg/mL
Calcitonin 7 pg/mL
Cortisol 20 µg/dL

After reviewing his results, you come to a conclusion. What might be wrong with this patient and how
does this diagnosis correlate with the symptoms presented by the patient?


Part 2: Determining Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal Imbalance Case 1
A 38-year-old male patient enters the office complaining about muscle twitches and feeling on edge. His
pupils are dilated, and he notes an increase in body temperature. What hormone could be outside normal
values and why?
Hormonal Imbalance Case 2
A 12-year-old boy notices several changes occurring in his body. Hair is starting to grow in places it did
not grow before, his voice is changing, and he has recently undergone several growth spurts. What is the
most likely explanation for these symptoms and which hormone is involved?
Hormonal Imbalance Case 3
After eating cotton candy at a fair, which hormone will increase and why?
Hormonal Imbalance Case 4
A patient notices an increase in fluid loss and a general feeling of unease. After performing a blood test,
you note that the patient has low fluid volume and low levels of electrolytes. Which hormone might be
responsible for these symptoms?
Hormonal Imbalance Case 5
A 48-year-old female patient enters the office and complains about being unable to sleep at night, while
starting to fall asleep right at daybreak. Which hormone might be responsible for these symptoms?
Hormonal Imbalance Case 6
A 14-year-old female patient enters the office and complains about frequent urination. She is also thirsty
and has some sleep issues. These symptoms make her feel nervous and on edge. Blood glucose level in
this patient is normal. Which hormone might be involved and why?


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