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

Physical Description:
viii, 148 pages: illustrations; 21 cm
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"An Addicus Nonfiction Book."
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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Central Library RC655 .R84 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder? 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. Now that you have a diagnosis, becoming informed will help you receive better health care. 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: #65533; medical tests you need to diagnose thyroid problems #65533; hypothyroidism...symptoms and treatment #65533; hyperthyroidism...symptoms and treatment #65533; coping with emotional highs and lows #65533; dealing with thyroid-related weight problems #65533; medications and surgeries for thyroid disorders #65533; thyroid nodules and cancers 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.

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