Which other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis of Graves' disease?
A client comes to the clinic because she has experienced a weight loss of 20 lb (9.1 kg) over the last month, even though her appetite has been "ravenous" and she hasn't changed her activity level. She's diagnosed with Graves' disease.
A. Rapid, bounding pulse B. Bradycardia C. Heat intolerance D. Mild tremors E. Nervousness F. Constipation
The answer to this question is A, C, D, and E- rapid and bounding pulse, heat intolerance, mild tremors, and nervousness. When a client comes to the clinic because she has experienced a weight loss of 20 lb (9.1 kg) over the last month, even though her appetite has been "ravenous" and she hasn't changed her activity level, she would be diagnosed with Graves’ disease.
There are other common signs of Graves’ disease that often come with the unexpected weight loss and ravenous appetite. Doctors and nurses can use the appearance of all or some of these symptoms to help further diagnose the client.
Rapid, bounding pulse-2. heat intolerance-3. mild tremors-4. nervousness-rationale: graves disease, or hyperthyroidism, is a hypermetabolic state thats associated with rapid, bounding pulses; heat intolerance; tremors; and nervousness. bradycardia and constipation are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.client needs category: health promotion and maintenanceclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: analysisreference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical-surgical nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1459.