Compare and contrast the care of clients with acquired hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s disease). Gretchen is an 11-year-old who is short in stature but overweight. Keisha is a 31-year-old woman with a TSH level of 12 who wishes to become pregnant. Loretta is a 67-year-old woman with long-standing hypothyroidism. She currently takes levothyroxine once a day. Please include assessments (including diagnostic testing), care measures (including medications), and teaching needed for each client.
For your response, formulate a response to a peer from the other group. Include any additional assessments, care measures, and teaching suggestions for your peer. Do not merely agree or disagree with your peer about the information given in the post. Be sure to include information related to age differences when planning care for clients with endocrine conditions.