The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease

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by Alan Christianson, Hy Bender
     
 

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Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control.

The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease

Overview

Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control.

The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation.

• Covers Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, as well as Goiter, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroid Cancer, and adrenal gland diseases

• Thyroid's role in PMS, infertility, and postpartum depression

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615640546
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
214,138
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Allen Christianson is the "go-to" expert to whom other physicians refer patients with thyroid disease. He has been featured on TV news stations across the country for his views on medicine, and has been spotlighted by national publications ranging from Woman's World to the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.

Hy Bender is the bestselling author of 15 books and has also written for such national publications as The New York Times, American Film, Advertising Age, Spy, and Mad Magazine. Hy's lived through both thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism, allowing him to write about thyroid topics in a nuanced way that fully takes into account a patient's feelings and needs.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Hashimoto More than 1 year ago
Just when you think you've exhausted all leads in solving the mystery of Hypothyroidism, when you feel all hope is lost, Dr. Alan Christianson shines light into the darkness. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease is a life-changing work. If you are suffering from a thyroid disorder, or have someone special in your life who is afflicted, this is a critical read for all of you. It's been almost seven years since I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and approximately four since my tests came back positive for the auto-immune disease, Hashimoto's. Since the beginning, I've spent countless hours researching my condition. I've read dozens of books on the subject. Unfortunately, many of the books simply recycle information from other texts. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease is different. It is so incredibly detailed in the wealth of information it provides, yet reads like a great novel. Hy Bender has done an outstanding job incorporating humor as well as effortlessly tying together the medical jargon provided by an expert in the field, Dr. Alan Christianson. I have this book on the home page of my Nook and I refer to it continuously throughout the week. It's extremely easy to navigate and provides actual solutions to symptoms. I now understand how fiber works to aid in weight loss and how those with Hypothyroidism can benefit so much more with this essential supplement. This was a key to the door of health that I never knew existed; and there are many more keys to the doors of endless possibility within this book. Recently I had the opportunity to network, if you will, with Hy Bender via a social networking site page dedicated to this book. It's been a wonderful tool for me as I work to optimize my medication. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease has prompted further discussion on the fight to live a fantastic life, despite being a Hypothyroid. When you post a question, Hy Bender responds almost immediately. If your inquiry is one he cannot answer himself (and believe me, he too is an expert on Thyroid Disorders as he is also a patient), he'll pass it along to Dr. Christianson and the response is always quick to come. I have recommended The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease to several friends; they've purchased the book and love it as much as I do! I guess what I really want people reading this review to understand is, that Dr. Alan Christianson and Hy Bender aren't just two guys out to make a buck. The information they provide is invaluable. The empathy they project is genuine. Angels on earth? Oh yes, I believe they are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read! Heres why: Alan (the author) takes thyroid meds to induce thyroid in his body so he can feel what his patients are experiencing. Thats brave and noble in my eyes. Many doctors would not do this which makes me ponder. This man really wants to help people! He has done just that for me. When I got sick in 2012 I was suffering, this book was a burden lifter. I am still sick (although progress has been made) but because of my truest feelings and reading chapter 4 on how to pick out the right doctor, I was pushed forever in a true direction for being a part of my own health care. We are not just patients. We are humans and we have a say about our own care (our body). Even if you dont have thyroid disease (I have mutiple autoimmune diseases) you will benefit. Atleast I have! Keep reading! Search for an answer. Never give up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am loving the book...but can't find a doctor to take my symptoms seriously. We just moved to Charlotte and I've been told my Hashimoto's has nothing to do with the way I feel. It's because I am hypothyroid and at the age for my hormones to interfere. Interestingly, my husband also has Hashimoto's (we were diagnosed at the same time) and is hypothyroid. He's 6'2" and very thin...so doesn't "look" it...just feels it! I need to take some advice from this book and find a doctor who wants to help!! A very good book with lots of information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book by far on the subject of thyroid disorders!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago