The Thyroid Sourcebook (5th Edition)

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The classic reference guide for living with thyroid disorder--now completely revised and updated .TheNew York Timescalled this book "an excellent source of information."The Thyroid Sourcebookfeatures patient narratives; information on the complications of hypo- and hyperthyroidism, such as depression, weight gain, thyroid, eye.disease, and sleep disorders; the latest on complimentary medicine; and much more.

Author Biography

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.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Arming Yourself with Thyroid Health Informationp. xiii
Meet Your Thyroid Gland: A Beautiful Butterflyp. 1
How Your Thyroid Worksp. 2
Thyroid Disorders and Treatments: An Overviewp. 9
Slowing Down: Hypothyroidismp. 13
Symptoms of Hypothyroidismp. 14
Diagnosing Hypothyroidismp. 19
Common Causes of Hypothyroidismp. 21
Treating Hypothyroidismp. 27
Feeling Hypothyroid When Your Tests Are Normalp. 27
Speeding Up: Thyrotoxicosis and Hyperthyroidismp. 33
Signs of Thyrotoxicosisp. 33
Graves' Disease: The Most Common Cause of Hyperthyroidismp. 43
Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosisp. 51
Diagnosing Thyrotoxicosis and/or Hyperthyroidismp. 53
Treating Thyrotoxicosis Not Caused by Graves' Diseasep. 54
Thyroiditis: Inflammation of the Thyroid Glandp. 57
Subacute Viral Thyroiditis: Pain in the Neck!p. 57
Silent Thyroiditisp. 59
Postpartum Thyroiditisp. 60
Acute Suppurative Thyroiditisp. 61
Riedel's Thyroiditisp. 62
Thyroid Nodules: Lumps in the Thyroid Glandp. 63
Finding a Thyroid Nodulep. 64
Evaluating a Nodulep. 66
Types of Thyroid Nodulesp. 70
Who Should Be Screened for Thyroid Nodules?p. 77
Thyroid Cancer: A Beginner's Guidep. 81
What Causes Thyroid Cancer?p. 81
Signs of Thyroid Cancerp. 83
Types of Thyroid Cancerp. 85
Staging and Spreadingp. 87
Treating Common Types of Thyroid Cancerp. 89
What You Should Know About Thyroidectomyp. 90
Follow-Up Scans and Testsp. 94
Thyroid Hormone Suppression Therapyp. 95
Treating Recurrencep. 96
Complications, Other Conditions, and Comorbidities: When Other Stuff Happens, Toop. 97
Thyroid Eye Diseasep. 97
Depression or Anxiety: Could It Be My Thyroid?p. 102
Heart Disease and Thyroid Disease: A Troublesome Duop. 106
Fatigue: Sleep Disorder or Thyroid Disease?p. 112
Menopause and Thyroid Diseasep. 116
Thyroid Disease After Sixtyp. 118
The Autoimmune Disease Collection Packagep. 120
Thyroid Disease and New Life: Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Neonatal Issuesp. 121
Thyroid Disease and Fertilityp. 122
Normal Pregnancy Discomforts: How They Relate to Thyroid Diseasep. 124
Pregnancy and Preexisting Thyroid Diseasep. 125
Gestational Thyroid Diseasep. 126
Discovering Thyroid Nodules During Pregnancyp. 130
After the Baby Is Bornp. 130
Thyroid Disease in Newborns and Infantsp. 133
Hot Stuff: A Beginner's Guide to Radioactive Iodinep. 137
What Is Radioactive Iodine?p. 138
Nuclear Testing with Radioactive Iodinep. 139
Radioactive Iodine Treatmentp. 143
Helping the Medicine Go Down: Thyroid Hormone Replacement and Other Medicationsp. 153
A Brief History of Thyroid Hormone Replacementp. 154
Synthetic Versus "Natural" Thyroid Hormone: A Reality Checkp. 154
Twenty-First-Century Thyroid Hormone Therapyp. 157
When You Must Take T3p. 164
What to Eat: Diet, Nutrition, and Thyroid Diseasep. 169
Diet and Iodinep. 169
The Low-Iodine Dietp. 173
The Hypothyroid Diet for Life: Low Glycemic Index, Low Fat, and High Fiberp. 178
The Hyperthyroid Dietp. 183
Thyroid Disease and Obesityp. 183
Complementary Activities and Therapies: When You Need a Massagep. 187
Becoming Activep. 187
For Your Mental Healthp. 191
Feel-Good Therapies That Work!p. 197
How to Assess Thyroid Books, Websites, and Other Resourcesp. 203
Legitimate Thyroid Resources for Patientsp. 211
Glossaryp. 217
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 235
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