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Blood Chemistry 3 Question 1

The essay questions in this quiz correspond to a case study that is based on information you encountered in this module. Please read the case study thoroughly and submit a text answer below each question. You will initially be rewarded full points for each question so you can proceed in your certification sequence. Once one of our staff reviews your essays, you will be awarded final points as well as feedback on your response.

Case Study: 

62 year old man

CC: Ringing in the ears, dizziness, 

Sx: Hot hands and feet, sweating, night sweats, itchiness after showering, tiredness, bleeds easily with even small cuts


  • This man has occasionally experienced ringing in the ears and brief dizzy spells as long as he can remember in his life, he always attributed it to dehydration. It was never enough of a problem to warrant consultation.
  • These symptoms as well as a general feeling of overall heat and fullness have started to gradually increase in the past few years to the point where they are becoming destabilizing and uncomfortable.
  • He does not have a regular primary care doctor as he has been “healthy as a horse” for his entire life. 

Pertinent lab Work for Case

High RBC, High hematocrit, High WBC, High platelets, Low/normal blood sugar, Normal T, Normal SHBG, Normal cortisol, normal high HS CRP, Negative stool culture