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15.A 35-year-old female with Graves disease is admitted to a medical-surgical unit. Which of the following symptoms would the nurse expect to find before treatment?a.Weight gain, cold intoleranceb.Slow heart rate, rashc.Skin hot and moist, rapid heart rated.Constipation, confusionANS:CSymptoms of Graves disease include heat intolerance and increased tissue sensitivity to stimulation by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system.Weight loss, rather than weight gain, and heat intolerance would result.Tachycardia, not slow heart rate, would occur.Diarrhea would occur as opposed to constipation.REF:p. 45416.Visual disturbances are a common occurrence in patients with untreated Graves disease. The endocrinologist explains to the patient that the main cause of these complications is:
REF:p. 45517.A 25-year-old female with Graves disease is admitted to a medical-surgical unit. Palpation of herneck would most likely reveal:REF:p. 455
18.A 22-year-old female has a low level of TSH. What condition does the nurse expect the patient isexperiencing?REF:p. 456