The nurse is educating a patient with hyperparathyroidism about diet modifications. Which of the following should the nurse emphasize?

Force fluids.

Explanation

• Patients with hyperparathyroidism have increased serum calcium levels and are at risk for the development of renal calculi. Increasing fluid intake will help prevent renal calculi formation.

• Hyperparathyroidism results from oversecretion due to a parathyroid tumor (primary hyperparathyroidism) or in response to hypocalcemia (secondary hyperparathyroidism).

• Calcium intake should not be increased due to hypercalcemia..

• Potassium restriction is not necessary.

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