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Welcome to your Healthy Hormone Module 1

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1. Why is the pituitary not a major player for hormone health?

a) It does not make hormones

b) It is too easily influenced by other organs and glands

c) The hormones it produces are not significant

d) It is actually a major player

2. Which of the following places is T4 converted to T3?

a) Liver

b) Kidney

c) Muscles

d) All of the above

3. What are the systems that participate in negative feedback loop with the hypothalamus and pituitary?

a) Thyroid

b) Gonads

c) Liver

d) A and B

e) A and C

4. Somatostatin is a hormone that can:

a) Regulate hormone production in the pituitary

b) Aid liver detoxification

c) Signal the production of neurotransmitters

d) None of the above

5. What is the role of the gut bacteria?

a) Regulates inflammation

b) Regulates oxygen rates in the body

c) Only regulates intestinal function

d) None of the above

6. Which of the following is a digestive system hormone?

a) Motisol

b) Prolactin

c) Secretin

d) Pepsitocin

7. Which of the following is true?

a) The adrenal medulla produces glucocorticoids

b) Cortisol is a mineral corticoid

c) Androgens are produced in the adrenal cortex

d) Adrenal cortex hormones are released when the sympathetic nervous system is activated

8. The HPA axis:

a) Allows for the control of the production of cortisol as needed

b) Refers to hypothalamus, pancreas and adrenal connection

c) Allows the hypothalamus to control the adrenals

d) None of the above

9. The Pregnenolone Steal refers to:

a) The ability of the gonads to make more progesterone

b) The prioritizing of the adrenals to make cortisol at the expense of other hormones

c) A defect in the ability for pregnenolone to supply both hormone pathways of the adrenals

d) The ability of the androgen hormones to steal the pregnenolone to make reproductive hormones

10. Which of the following is true?

a) Testosterone converts to progesterone

b) Progesterone converts to estrogen

c) Testosterone converts to estrogen

d) Testosterone converts to DHEA

11. Which of the following causes high cortisol?

a) An single incident of stress

b) Inflammation

c) Heartburn and acid reflux

d) B and C

e) A and B

12. Which of the following is true?

a) Melatonin is high when cortisol is low

b) High cortisol increase estrogen levels

c) Low cortisol often means high progesterone

d) All of the above

e) None of the above

13. The link between stress and depression is:

a) The effect of stress on serotonin levels

b) The effect of stress on dopamine levels

c) The effects of stress on acetylcholine levels

d) None of the above

14. Salivary hormone testing can detect:

a) Neurotransmitters

b) Nutritional elements

c) Thyroid hormones

d) All of the above

e) None of the above

15. Transdermal creams

a) Make blood tests inaccurate

b) Make salivary hormone testing inaccurate

c) Must be taken into considerations when testing

d) Explain why blood tests are more accurate

16. Which of the following factors will affect the results of salivary hormone testing:

a) The type of food eaten before testing

b) Certain medications

c) Not drinking water before testing

d) Consuming phytoestrogen foods

17. Saliva for cortisol should be

a) Collected four times a day for a true picture of a day

b) Collected in the morning and evening to determine sleep issues

c) Should be collected when the client has not taken any medications

d) All of the above

18. Dried blood spot testing

a) Is not recommended for thyroid testing

b) Is more accurate for TSH levels

c) Is not recommend for shipping long distance

d) Is more invasive than a traditional blood test

9. Which of the following is true?

a) CAT Scans are very accurate for thyroid nodules

b) TSH is enough to determine the true picture of thyroid hormones

c) A T3 score of 4.75 means that thyroid function is not normal

d) A client can have thyroid issues despite a normal thyroid result

20. Gut bacteria can affect hormones:

a) Indirectly because of the gut-brain connection

b) Directly because of the gut-brain connection

c) It does not effect hormones

d) It only affects cortisol levels