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At the Clinic Scenario- Endocrine System

By: Gaby Molina


Scenario #9

  • Julie is pregnant and is not receiving any prenatal care. She has a poor diet consisting mostly of fast food. She drinks no milk, preferring colas instead. How will this situation affect Julie’s level of parathyroid hormone?


Parathyroid Hormone

  • The parathyroid hormone is the most important endocrine regulator of calcium and phosphorus concentration in extracellular fluid.


How the parathyroid hormone accomplishes its job

  • Mobilization of calcium from bone.

  • Enhancing absorption of calcium from small intestine.

  • Suppression of calcium loss in urine.


How the parathyroid hormone accomplishes its job


Prenatal Care

  • About once each month during your first six months of pregnancy

  • Every two weeks during the seventh and eighth month of pregnancy

  • Weekly in the ninth month of pregnancy


A Pregnant Woman’s Daily Diet

  • 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables

  • 6 servings of enriched, whole-grain breads & cereals

  • 3 serving of nonfat or low-fat milk or milk products

  • 2 or 3 servings of extra-lean meats

  • 8 glasses of water


Parathyroid disease

Hyperparathyroidism

  • Increased risk of hypertension in mother

  • Miscarriage can be as high as 85%

  • Risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism in baby

  • Heart rhythm problems during labor

  • Premature birth


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