Answer to Question #53914 in Human Anatomy and Physiology for Neda
A 60 year-old women visited a doctor regarding her edema in limbs which is more intense in the morning.In conducting first medical tests which organ has less importance?? a.heart b.adrenal cortex c.liver d.kidney e.thyroid
Edema in limb is caused by fluid retention. Such type of edema with more intensity in the morning can be caused by liver disease (low rate of albumin in blood), kidney disease (accumulation of fluids or salts in tissues, loss of blood proteins), heart disease (excessive pressure in small blood vessels due to the weak heart), hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone). So, adrenal cortex has less importance.