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1

What does thyroid hormone T3/T4 regulate

-metabolism, growth, development
-heart function, brain function, muscle function
-digestion
-bone maintenance

2

What is Hypothyroidism

Inadequate production of thyroid hormone T3/T4 by the thyroid gland

3

What is Hashimoto's disease

antibodies attack and destroys the thyroid

4

What is the most common/primary cause of Hypothyroidism

Hashimoto's disease

5

Other primary cause of Hypothyroidism

thyroid gland is injuries/damaged
-radiation therapy

6

Cardiovascular S/S of Hypothyroidism

-hypotension
-bradycardia
-cold intolerance
-anemia (lack of RBC)

7

Other S/S of Hypothyroidism

-lethargy (lack of energy)
-depression
-thin hair
-brittle nails

8

What happens to the GI with Hypothyroidism

-weight gain
-constipation

9

Lab test that indicate Hypothyroidism

-Decreased T3/T4
-Increased TSH

10

Treatment for Hypothyroidism

-Levothyroxine
-Liothyronine

11

Nursing care for patients with Hypothyroidism

-encourage frequent rest periods
-increase room temp, provide blankets

12

What diet should Hypothyroidism patients be on

-low calorie, high fiber diet

(this promotes weight loss, prevents constipation)