Case Study: Hyperthyroidism Casey is a 35 yr old female who comes into the clinic after not feeling well for 1 week. She complains that she feels jittery and shaky. She also is always warm and cannot stand the heat. The provider rules out menopause because Casey is young. The provider suspects hyperthyroidism. 1. What other symptoms will the provider look for in Casey to suggest a diagnosis of hyperthyroid disease? 2. What tests/diagnostics are performed to confirm the diagnosis? 3. The provider decides to treat conservatively using medications. List the drugs and explain the action of medication given to treat hyperthyroidism. 4. How will blood tests be used to follow and evaluate the effect of medication? Casey comes back for a follow up. Medication alone is not sufficient and so Casey is scheduled for surgery. 5. What are the surgical options for Casey? Explain assessment observations for possible postoperative complications from a thyroidectomy. 6. What post-operative teaching will Casey need? 7. What teaching topics are necessary to prepare Casey for life adjustment after thyroidectomy?