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.