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A 55-year-old man comes to the physician because of ...
Good job! Also, cortisol is involved in maintaining blood pressure. which was decreased in the patient.
Decreased Na and increase K+ --- Hypoaldosteronisim
Hypoglycemia, and hypotension --- Hypocortisolism
so the adrenals arent working ---- adrenal Insufficiency
the Hyperpigmentation comes from the increase ACTH as ACTH is from Proopiomelanocorticotropin. SO - increased ACTH also increases a -MSH ---> Hyper pigmentation.
thank u for this answer
Ugh! I misread the question and chose ACTH :(
@bilzcop: let's never do it again, k?