NCLEX RN Practice Question # 622

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 622.


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Hypothyroidism Causes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hypothyroidism

Description

  • Hypothyroid state resulting from hyposecretion of thyroid hormones T3 and T4.
  • Characterized by a decreased rate of body metabolism

Assessment

  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Weakness, muscle aches, paresthesias
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin and hair and loss of body hair
  • Bradycardia
  • Constipation
  • Generalized puffiness and edema around the eyes and face (myxedema)
  • Forgetfulness and loss of memory
  • Menstrual disturbances
  • Cardiac enlargement, tendency to develop congestive heart failure
  • Goiter may or may not be present.

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