Adrenal hypersecretion Disorder

Discussion Topic

LS is a 42-year-old male who has been diagnosed with adrenal hyposecretion. He was told that he will need to wear a medical alert bracelet. LS asks why this is the case. He plans to take the medications and does not like the idea of others knowing that he has a medical issue.

1. Explain the difference between the inner (medulla) and outer (cortex) regions of the adrenal gland.

2. Explain why aldosterone has a shorter half-life than cortisol.

3. Discuss the effects glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids have on the body.

4. After discussing the above, explain why LS should wear a medical bracelet.

Student must post (1) substantial initial post with a minimum of 250 words All posts and replies must contain at least (2) professional references, one may be the course textbook, properly cited in the current APA format.