In this video, Cathy discusses the pathophysiology of hyperthyroidism (primary, secondary, and tertiary hyperthyroidism). In addition, she covers the signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care for hyperthyroidism. Finally, she covers a Thyroid Storm (or Thyrotoxicosis). She explains the causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care of patients with this life-threatening disorder.
In this video, we are going to talk about if you are following along with cards, i’m on card 37. like we saw with hypothyroidism, we have primary, and if you recall, the hypothalamus produces the pituitary gland to produce tsh, thyroid-stimulating so if we have an issue with the thyroid gland – the most common cause is grave’s disease due to one of these causes, we have
Hypersecretion of t3 and t4. as a tumor, which is causing excess secretion of tsh. more thyroid gland hormones even though it and then with tertiary hyperthyroidism, that so due to some kind of hypothalamus dysfunction, which is causing the production of too much go into overdrive, producing all that t3 and so with all that t3 and t4 being produced so signs and symptoms
Of hyperthyroidism include bulging eyeballs, which is something called in terms of the labs we’ll see with hyperthyroidism, tsh levels will depend on whether we’re talking so with primary hyperthyroidism, that’s where that thyroid gland is just cranking out the doesn’t care and is going to keep cranking that stuff out as fast as it can. when we have secondary or tertiary
Hyperthyroidism, right, because there’s some kind of tumor tsh, which is causing the thyroid gland to produce more t3 and t4. but the pituitary gland’s going crazy and is like, “no. and the thyroid gland’s like, “okay, i’ll do that.” and in my next video, we will talk about nursing care of patients who have to undergo a thyroidectomy. in terms of nursing care, we’re going
To want intake because of that weight loss and the we’re going to want to monitor their i’s and closed for sleep and provide eye lubricant to really protect those eyes. so let’s briefly talk about a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism which is thyrotoxicosis, this is where we have excessively high levels of thyroid hormones. in terms of signs and symptoms of
This disorder, well as chest pain, dysrhythmias, dyspnea, so in terms of treatment, we can give this vital signs in control, antithyroid medications, and in terms of nursing care, we’re definitely which is always your number-one priority, and then also monitor the patient for dysrhythmias. thanks so much for watching!
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Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis) – Med-Surg – Endocrine | – @Level Up RN By Level Up RN