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Title:
A simple guide to thyroid disorders : From diagnosis to treatment
Author:
Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
viii, 148 pages: illustrations; 21 cm
General Note:
"An Addicus Nonfiction Book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Understanding your thyroid gland -- Getting a diagnosis --Hypothyroidism: The underactive thyroid gland -- Treatment for hypothyroidism -- Treatment for hyperthyroidism -- Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer -- Thyroid surgery -- Thyroid disease and pregnancy.
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ISBN:
9781886039636
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Book

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Summary

Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder?
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If your doctor has told you that you have a thyroid disorder, perhaps you feel som e relief in having pinpointed the source of your troublesome symptoms. As you may know, thyroid ailments often elude a diagnosis since they may mimic other illnesses.
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Now that you have a diagnosis, becoming informed will help you receive better health care.nbsp;The authors, specialists in thyroid treatment, can help you understand both the complex function of your thyroid and how your disorder can best be treated. In A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders , they take special care to lay out the basics in a reader-friendly way. Among the topics they discuss:
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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; medical tests you need to diagnose thyroid problems
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; hypothyroidism...symptoms and treatment
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; hyperthyroidism...symptoms and treatment
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; coping with emotional highs and lows
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; dealing with thyroid-related weight problems
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; medications and surgeries for thyroid disorders
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; ·nbsp; thyroid nodules and cancers
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A Simple Guide to a Complex Disorder


Author Notes

Paul Ruggieri, M.D., is chief of the department of surgery at St. Anne's Hospital. He is the author of Colon and Rectal Cancer and The Surgery Handbook-A Guide to Understanding Your Operation.