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A woman's definitive guide to understanding and coping with thyroid disorders
Millions of women suffer from a thyroid condition; unfortunately, many of them may not know that the cause of their health problems is thyroid disease and so their symptoms often go undiagnosed. The most common thyroid disorders are autoimmune thyroid diseases, such as Hashimoto's disease and Graves' disease. And thyroid cancer is the fastest rising cancer among women. Now M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D., the most trusted voice on thyroid disorders, is helping women take charge of their health with a new, up-to-date edition of The Thyroid Sourcebook for Women.
This revised and updated second edition includes the latest research and corrects misinformation in other thyroid books. It addresses women's specific concerns about thyroid disease symptoms and treatment, including thyroid hormone therapy and how thyroid disease interacts with other women's health issues, such as pregnancy, menopause, emotional health, diet and weight gain, and other autoimmune disorders.
It answers your most urgent questions, including:
- Are my panic attacks actually a symptom of too much thyroid hormone?
- Is my fatigue related to hypothyroidism?
- Is hormone replacement therapy an option for me?
The ultimate resource for any woman with a thyroid condition, The Thyroid Sourcebook for Women will help you make informed decision about your health in language you can understand.
The Thyroid Sourcebook for Women is an indispensable resource for the one in eight American women who suffers from chronic thyroid disorders. This new edition features the latest research on thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer, and their effect on women's health and lives. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the latest medications and treatments, while addressing critical concerns for women such as fertility, pregnancy, postpartum thyroid disorder, menopause, depression, and weight gain. It also offers candid appraisals of major alternative therapies.
Thyroid hormones are important to the functioning of a healthy body; but when the thyroid gland supplies too much, too little, or stops producing these vital hormones, many problems can occur. Women make up almost 80 percent of thyroid disorder patients; and when the thyroid gland starts to malfunction the repercussions for women are particularly serious.
M. Sara Rosenthal, the acclaimed author of The Thyroid Sourcebook, focuses on the thyroid's effect on the body, what treatments are available, and how to cope effectively with a chronic thyroid condition.
Describes the nature and function of the thyroid, surveys diseases that can affect it, and discusses treatments, medications, and nutrition.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-278) and index.
About the Author
M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D., is a bioethicist and medical sociologist. She is author of several widely recommended health books. She is the director of the University of Kentucky Program for Bioethics and Patients' Rights and an assistant professor of bioethics in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is also consulting bioethicist for several thyroid patient organizations. For more information, visit sarahealth.com.