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Answer case study- Exophthalmos- A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm all the time…

Case details A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm all the time. Her eyes appear as they are bulging out of their sockets (exophthalmos). She sees a family physician to evaluate her condition. Her labs demonstrate a decreased level of TSH. Which of the following would you expect in this patient? A. Reduced blood pressure B. Weight gain C. Increased basal metabolic rate D. Reduced heart rate E. Excess sleep Answer- The patient presents with signs and lab reports consistent with hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis). Hence the right option is РC- Increased basal metabolic rate.Thyroid hormone is an important regulator of basal...

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