Symptom Presentation: Cortisol: Increased production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex Bone Loss
Symptom Presentation: Cortisol: Increased production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex Bone Loss: Decreased bone mineral density (BMD) confirmed via dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Previously, you researched and considered three conditions through the process of differential diagnosis that would present with varying abnormalities in homeostasis, metabolism, triglycerides and DNA in week 1 and abnormalities in oxidation, plasma and tissue enzyme activity, inflammation and alopecia respectively in week 2. Given the new symptom presentation above, consider and answer the following questions within a video or written presentation: If choosing a video presentation, spend a minimum of one minute on each of the three questions below. If choosing a written presentation, create a 2-3 paragraphs per each of the questions listed below. Given the new presenting symptoms listed above, has your diagnosis from week 2 changed? Why or why not? Is there a correlation between increased cortisol production and bone loss or are these two separate unassociated symptoms? Rationalize your choice. Does the current symptom presentation from weeks 1, 2 and 3 align with endocrine (hormonal) imbalances? Rationalize your answer. Within your video or written presentation, please be certain to validate your opinions and ideas while disclosing the sources utilized within your video presentation or written presentation (APA format).