Thick, coarse skin.
Deposits of adipose tissue in the trunk and dorsocervical area.
Weight gain in arms and legs.
Serum glucose level.
Laryngeal nerve damage
Pitting edema of the legs
An irregular apical pulse
Dry mucous membranes
The client with Cushing’s disease
The client with diabetes
The client with acromegaly
The client with myxedema
A 38-year-old patient with Graves’ disease and a heart rate of 94/minute
A 63-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes and fingerstick glucose of 137 mg/dL
A 58-year-old patient with hypothyroidism and heart rate of 48/minute
A 49-year-old patient with Cushing’s disease and +1 dependent edema
Purple striae present on abdomen and thighs
Weight gain of 1 pound since the previous day
+1 dependent edema in ankles and calves
Crackles bilaterally in lower lobes of lungs
End stage renal disease
Taking Furosemide and Phenytoin.
Fiber in the digestive tract
Cortisol in the blood
Unprotected sexual contact
Fat Free Yogurt
Getting really, really fat.
Losing a lot of weight
Adenoma (benign tumor)