The Thyroid Paradox: How to Get the Best Care for Hypothyroidismby James K. Rone
Don't be satisfied with business-as-usual health care. If you suffer low thyroid - or think you might - and want to learn more, especially if you're unsatisfied with the answers you're getting from your doctor, this book is for you. An estimated 5.8% of women and 3.4% of men in the United States are hypothyroid. Low thyroid is common, yet, paradoxically, may be… See more details below
Don't be satisfied with business-as-usual health care. If you suffer low thyroid - or think you might - and want to learn more, especially if you're unsatisfied with the answers you're getting from your doctor, this book is for you. An estimated 5.8% of women and 3.4% of men in the United States are hypothyroid. Low thyroid is common, yet, paradoxically, may be rampantly overlooked. Why? As you'll discover in The Thyroid Paradox, there is a pervasive oversimplification of thyroid science and mainstream treatment of thyroid patients today. Current thyroid testing has weaknesses and should be interpreted, not in a vacuum, but as part of a diagnostic process based on all the evidence. Too often, doctors simply stick to test results and miss patients suffering with subtle hypothyroidism. The Thyroid Paradox is for the person who's been told ''It's not your thyroid,'' without then being told convincingly what it is. Maybe you've been told nothing is wrong but know there must be some reason for your chronic fatigue, body aches, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, ''brain fog,'' depression, or menstrual irregularity. This book provides the answers for you. You'll learn about: The loopholes in current thyroid testing; Hidden forms of hypothyroidism and how to detect them; The best strategies for thyroid replacement. The path out of the thyroid paradox is engaged teamwork involving both doctor and patient. This book should provide you with the knowledge you need to communicate and work with your doctor to get the treatment you deserve.
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I found this book when my doctor referred me to Dr. Rone and told me he had published a book on the subject. I have done a lot of research over the last several months and was excited to have a book to read that would give me a glimpse into what this particular doctor thought (I had a horrible experience last year with an endocrinologist that resulted in me telling my primary doctor that she had to figure things out because I wasn't going anywhere else). After reading this book I can see that Dr. Rone is going to be the kind of doctor that really listens to his patients. It is very encouraging to know that there are endocrinologists out there that take more than the numbers from lab tests into consideration. The book was very informative; Dr. Rone thoroughly explains lab tests, what they can tell us, and what they may not tell us. He does a great job of discussing the various treatments (synthetic vs. natural, T4 only or a T4/T3 combo), a subject that I’m very interested in learning more about. This was an informative book that I read through easily. I recommend it to anyone with thyroid issues and anyone that suspects they may have thyroid issues. It will give you information that will help you to understand lab tests, medications and give you a basic understanding of all so that you can have a good discussion with your doctor at your appointment.
This easy to understand book explains the intricacies of hypothyroidism. The author is a medical doctor who is an endocrinologist. I found it very helpful for my situation, which is not typical. Many general practitioners only look at one part of the thyroid picture. Dr. Rone explains how some of these doctors may not be treating patients who need it. I recommend this book.
Found this book to be informative and to also confirm my findings dealing with my hypothyroidism. Each time I have changed Internists they have ran TSH only and because it runs low, decide to decrease my thyroid meds.