A patient recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism is receiving instructions from the nurse. The nurse should encourage the patient to:


• Patients with hyperthyroidism suffer from an increased metabolic rate. A high calorie diet and adequate sleep is recommended

• Abruptly stopping medication can result in a thyroid storm

• Stimulants should be avoided due to the effects of hyperthyroidism (i.e, insomnia)

• Sedatives are not contraindicated with hyperthyroidism

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