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Advances in Graves' Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders

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ISBN-10: 0786471891

ISBN-13: 9780786471898

Edition: 2013

Authors: Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Marie Moore

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In 2001 we wrote the book Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide (McFarland), which described the causes, diagnosis, treatment and disease course of Graves' disease and other hyperthyroid disorders, such as toxic multinodular goiter, thyroiditis, resistance to thyroid hormone, and hyperthyroidism caused by medications and genetic mutations. The present work continues the above but focuses on subsequent advances in disease pathology, including discoveries regarding the genetic, immune system, and environmental factors that lead to hyperthyroid disorders; new guidelines for conventional treatment; and alternative and complementary medical therapies are included. Additional sections describe…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Hyperthyroidism and Its Signs and Symptoms
Causes of Hyperthyroidism
Graves' Disease: When the Autoimmune Response Goes Awry
Genetic and Environmental Factors and Influences
Coexisting Conditions in Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism
Diagnosing Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease
Conventional Treatment Options for Hyperthyroidism
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Hyperthyroidism in Children and Adolescents
Graves' Ophthalmopathy and Other Extrathyroidai Manifestations
Glossary
References
Resources
Index