The nurse is assessing a patient with hyperthyroidism. Which of the following are signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Exopthalamos
Increased appetite
Tremors

Explanation

• Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism are related to an increased metabolic rate. These include increased appetite, heat intolerance, weight loss, anxiety, fatigue, tremors, exophthalmos (bulging of the eyes), and thyroid enlargement.

• Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism are related to a decreased metabolic rate. These include weight gain, water retention, edema, cold intolerance, depression, bradycardia, and constipation.

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