Hypothyroid Research Paper

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What does hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism exactly mean?
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body's metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability. (http://www.thyroid.org/what-is-hyperthyroidism.)
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones. (http://www.thyroid.org/what-is-hypothyroidism)
The hypothalamus signals your pituitary gland to make a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Your pituitary gland then releases TSH. The amount depends
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Your physician will run tests to confirm diagnosis as well as prescribe you the right medications needed to control this condition. This condition does not have to affect your life; there are options out there for you, to help you live a normal healthy life.
Hyperthyroidism is seen more commonly in women than in men, if a family member has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism; it is very important you include this in your family’s medical history; because this is a risk factor and puts you at a greater risk for having this condition.
Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed using:
• Medical history and physical exam. During the exam your doctor may try to detect a slight tremor in your fingers when they're extended, overactive reflexes, eye changes and warm, moist skin. Your doctor will also examine your thyroid gland as you
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Assist in providing a calm environment and minimizing the client’s expenditure of energy by helping with activities and encouraging alternating periods of rest and activity. Provide increased calories and nutritional support to help improve the client’s nutritional status. Diet therapy usually consists of increased caloric and protein needs, vitamins (especially B complex and D), minerals (especially calcium), and fluids. If exophthalmos is present, the client can use eye protection, such as patches, drops, or artificial tears. If body temperature is elevated, give acetaminophen (Tylenol) as ordered and use cooling blankets to reduce body temperature. Because the client is experiencing changes in appearance, appetite, and weight along with overactivity, convey understanding, concern, and willingness to help. (Caroline Bunker Rosedahl, textbook of basic

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