Thyroid Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0071597255
ISBN-13: 9780071597258
Edition: 5th 2009
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D., is a thyroid cancer survivor, bioethicist, medical sociologist, and pioneer in consumer health writing who has authored more than thirty books. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and is the director of the Program for Bioethics at the University of Kentucky.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Arming Yourself with Thyroid Health Information
Meet Your Thyroid Gland: A Beautiful Butterfly
How Your Thyroid Works
Thyroid Disorders and Treatments: An Overview
Slowing Down: Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Diagnosing Hypothyroidism
Common Causes of Hypothyroidism
Treating Hypothyroidism
Feeling Hypothyroid When Your Tests Are Normal
Speeding Up: Thyrotoxicosis and Hyperthyroidism
Signs of Thyrotoxicosis
Graves' Disease: The Most Common Cause of Hyperthyroidism
Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis
Diagnosing Thyrotoxicosis and/or Hyperthyroidism
Treating Thyrotoxicosis Not Caused by Graves' Disease
Thyroiditis: Inflammation of the Thyroid Gland
Subacute Viral Thyroiditis: Pain in the Neck!
Silent Thyroiditis
Postpartum Thyroiditis
Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis
Riedel's Thyroiditis
Thyroid Nodules: Lumps in the Thyroid Gland
Finding a Thyroid Nodule
Evaluating a Nodule
Types of Thyroid Nodules
Who Should Be Screened for Thyroid Nodules?
Thyroid Cancer: A Beginner's Guide
What Causes Thyroid Cancer?
Signs of Thyroid Cancer
Types of Thyroid Cancer
Staging and Spreading
Treating Common Types of Thyroid Cancer
What You Should Know About Thyroidectomy
Follow-Up Scans and Tests
Thyroid Hormone Suppression Therapy
Treating Recurrence
Complications, Other Conditions, and Comorbidities: When Other Stuff Happens, Too
Thyroid Eye Disease
Depression or Anxiety: Could It Be My Thyroid?
Heart Disease and Thyroid Disease: A Troublesome Duo
Fatigue: Sleep Disorder or Thyroid Disease?
Menopause and Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Disease After Sixty
The Autoimmune Disease Collection Package
Thyroid Disease and New Life: Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Neonatal Issues
Thyroid Disease and Fertility
Normal Pregnancy Discomforts: How They Relate to Thyroid Disease
Pregnancy and Preexisting Thyroid Disease
Gestational Thyroid Disease
Discovering Thyroid Nodules During Pregnancy
After the Baby Is Born
Thyroid Disease in Newborns and Infants
Hot Stuff: A Beginner's Guide to Radioactive Iodine
What Is Radioactive Iodine?
Nuclear Testing with Radioactive Iodine
Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Helping the Medicine Go Down: Thyroid Hormone Replacement and Other Medications
A Brief History of Thyroid Hormone Replacement
Synthetic Versus "Natural" Thyroid Hormone: A Reality Check
Twenty-First-Century Thyroid Hormone Therapy
When You Must Take T3
What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Thyroid Disease
Diet and Iodine
The Low-Iodine Diet
The Hypothyroid Diet for Life: Low Glycemic Index, Low Fat, and High Fiber
The Hyperthyroid Diet
Thyroid Disease and Obesity
Complementary Activities and Therapies: When You Need a Massage
Becoming Active
For Your Mental Health
Feel-Good Therapies That Work!
How to Assess Thyroid Books, Websites, and Other Resources
Legitimate Thyroid Resources for Patients
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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