The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Thyroid Disorders [NOOK Book]

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Get Answers, Expert Advice, & Peace of MindIf you’re one of the 20 million Americans with thyroid disease, you deserve relief and answers. Fortunately, now you can get the expert medical advice you need—from one of American’s most trusted thyroid authorities.In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Thyroid Disorders, Dr. Mario Skugor, a physician on the forefront of thyroid health, offers complete information on a variety of thyroid diseases and a host of treatment options. He offers the same medical advice he shares...
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The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Thyroid Disorders

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Overview

Get Answers, Expert Advice, & Peace of MindIf you’re one of the 20 million Americans with thyroid disease, you deserve relief and answers. Fortunately, now you can get the expert medical advice you need—from one of American’s most trusted thyroid authorities.In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Thyroid Disorders, Dr. Mario Skugor, a physician on the forefront of thyroid health, offers complete information on a variety of thyroid diseases and a host of treatment options. He offers the same medical advice he shares with his patients, which will help you improve the quality of your life. Discover how to:

Recognize symptoms of a possible thyroid disorder, including fatigue, changes in weight, sweating, and trouble sleeping, and learn when you should be tested.

Understand the different tests and treatment options, and how to make sure you get the right drug and the right dose to treat your condition.

Take action when you find a lump. Understand the difference between a nodule and a goiter and how each is treated.

Become knowledgeable about thyroid cancers, especially the critical importance of early detection and treatment.

Get the facts on thyroid controversies, including using thyroid hormones for weight loss, treating depression, and more.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked consistently among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report. Its endocrinology program, ranked 6th in the nation, offers specialized care for thyroid-related issues, from hyperthyroidism to cancer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607144021
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Series: Cleveland Clinic Guides
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 561,897
  • File size: 646 KB

Meet the Author

Mario Skugor, MD, specializes in thyroid disorders at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from University of Zagreb in Croatia. He finished residencies in Nuclear Medicine at University of Zagreb, and Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his Endocrine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, where his specialty interests are osteoporosis and calcium metabolism, obesity, and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Butterfly Under Your Skin vii

Chapter 1 Your Thyroid: What It Is and What It Does 1

Chapter 2 The Underactive Thyroid Hypothyroidism 11

Chapter 3 Treating Hypothyroidism 29

Chapter 4 The Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism 49

Chapter 5 Treating Hyperthyroidism 69

Chapter 6 Tests for Thyroid Disease 89

Chapter 7 Nodules and Goiters 111

Chapter 8 Thyroid Cancers 131

Chapter 9 Pregnancy and Your Thyroid 167

Chapter 10 Thyroid Controversies: Where Experts Disagree 179

Conclusion 205

Index 207

About the Author 215

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