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1

What is Hyperthyroidism

excess thyroid T3/T4 hormone, resulting in hyper metabolic state

2

Primary and most common cause of Hyperthyroidism

Grave's Disease (overproduces hormone)

3

Other primary cause of Hyperthyroidism

Presence of thyroid nodule resulting in hyper secretion of T3/T4

4

Cardiovascular S/S of Hyperthyroidism

-tachycardia
-hypertension

5

GI S/S of Hyperthyroidism

-weight loss
-diarrhea

6

What happens to the eyes w/ Hyperthyroidism

Exophthalmos (bulging eyes)

7

What happens to the skin, body temp, and sleep pattern of a pt with Hyperthyroidism

-warm/sweaty skin
-heat intolerance
-insomnia

8

What medication will be prescribed to treat Hyperthyroidism especially graves disease?

Propylthiouracil

(prow-puhl-thai-uh-yur-uh-sl)

9

What other medications will be prescribed for Hyperthyroidism

Beta blockers

Iodine solution (inhibits hormone secretion)

10

What diet should a pt with Hyperthyroidism follow

increased calories and increased protein

11

Nursing care for exophthalmos

tape eyelids closed for sleep and provide eye lubricant

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What should be monitored with Hyperthyroidism

-I&O
-V/S
-Weight