Endocrine System

Endocrine System

Endocrine System


As you have learned in the reading and by watching the videos, the hormones have several functions within the body, and there are a lot of different types of hormones.


In this discussion you will look at the role of hormones. Consider how hormones work in the body. Using the information from this module, create an initial post using the following prompts. Your initial post needs to address each discussion prompt. The discussion is broken down into two parts.

Part 1:

Endocrine system secretes hormones in the bloodstream. Hypothalamus connects the nervous and the endocrine system. In this part of the discussion, discuss the homeostasis of any one hormone.

Discussion Prompt #1

Discuss the homeostasis on any ONE hormone. Include the following in your response:

  • Name of the stimulating hormone that causes your chosen hormone to be secreted.
  • What type of hormone is it? A peptide or a steroid, etc.?
  • Where is the receptor for the chosen hormone located, and where in the cell of the organ is the receptor for the chosen hormone located?
  • What changes are brought about by the chosen hormone?
  • Once the work of the hormone is done, how does the endocrine system stop its production? (Hint: Inhibitory hormone)
  • What disease(s) are caused if there is too much or too little of that hormone?

Part 2:

Many patients with prediabetes or diabetes are moving toward intermittent fasting (IF). IF is the practice of eating during certain times and then fasting for a chosen amount of time.

Read this article: “Intermittent Fasting: Surprising Update (Links to an external site.)

Discussion Prompt #2

  • How do you think IF helps in controlling diabetes and bringing down a patient’s blood pressure?
  • What would your recommendations be if a patient asked you about IF for their diabetes maintenance plan?


Tello, M. (2018, JUne 29). Intermittent fasting: Surprising update. Harvard Health Blog. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intermittent-fasting-surprising-update-2018062914156