Nursing Care Plan – Hyperthyroidism


Hyperthyroidism is an over production of thyroid hormone, which creates far reaching metabolic effects. Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the thyroid gland occur with increased vascularity. Most of the clinical manifestations result from increased metabolic rate, excessive heat production, increase neuro- muscular and cardiovascular activity, and hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. The condition is more often in women than men and occurs in several form.

Common signs and symptoms :

1. Palpitations
2. Heat intolerance
3. Nervousness
4. Insomnia
5. Breathlessness
6. Increased bowel movements
7. Light or absent menstrual periods
8. Fatigue
9. Fast heart rate
10. Trembling hands
11. Weight loss
12. Muscle weakness
13. Warm moist skin
14. Hair loss
15. Staring gaze Nursing Care Plan Hyperthyroidism by deric

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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