Thyroid Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Disorders of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

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Written in a question and answer format for the layreader, this text provides basic consumer health information about the thyroid, thyroid disorders, and their treatment. Fifty-nine chapters are grouped into sections discussing thyroid functions and other basic information, thyroid disorder symptoms and risk factors, thyroid tests, underactive thyroid gland disorders, overactive thyroid gland disorders, parathyroid gland disorders, thyroid and parathyroid cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disorder treatments, and thyroid disorder effects on other body systems. Also included are a glossary of thyroid terms and a directory of organization for thyroid information. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780807457
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Health Reference Series
  • Pages: 599
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Your thyroid gland 3
Ch. 2 Normal parathyroid function 17
Ch. 3 Thyroid and parathyroid glands are part of the endocrine system 21
Ch. 4 Autoimmunity and thyroid disease 29
Ch. 5 Screening guidelines for thyroid disease 37
Ch. 6 Doctors who specialize in thyroid disorders 47
Ch. 7 Possible signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders 57
Ch. 8 Goiter 67
Ch. 9 Thyroid nodules 71
Ch. 10 Prematurely gray hair and thyroid dysfunction 77
Ch. 11 Depression may indicate thyroid imbalance 81
Ch. 12 Genetic links and thyroid disease 89
Ch. 13 Environmental factors affect the thyroid gland 95
Ch. 14 Radiation emergencies can damage the thyroid gland 107
Ch. 15 Potential effects of chemicals on the endocrine system 123
Ch. 16 Iodine : beneficial and harmful effects 135
Ch. 17 Neck check home test 153
Ch. 18 Thyroid function blood tests 155
Ch. 19 Thyroid ultrasound 177
Ch. 20 Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy 179
Ch. 21 Thyroid scan uptake study 183
Ch. 22 Parathyroid scans 185
Ch. 23 Diagnostic positron emission tomography (PET) scan 191
Ch. 24 Hypothyroidism 197
Ch. 25 Hashimoto thyroiditis 235
Ch. 26 Subacute thyroiditis 241
Ch. 27 Congenital hypothyroidism 245
Ch. 28 Pendred syndrome 251
Ch. 29 Hyperthyroidism 259
Ch. 30 Graves disease 275
Ch. 31 Toxic nodular goiter 287
Ch. 32 Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis 291
Ch. 33 Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) producing pituitary gland tumors 297
Ch. 34 Factitious hyperthyroidism 303
Ch. 35 Hyperparathyroidism 309
Ch. 36 Multiple endocrine neoplasia 319
Ch. 37 Hypoparathyroidism 333
Ch. 38 Pseudohypoparathyroidism 337
Ch. 39 What you need to know about thyroid cancer 343
Ch. 40 Thyroid cancer statistics 365
Ch. 41 Thyroid cancer information for people exposed to radioactive iodine (I-131) 375
Ch. 42 Staging and treatments by type of thyroid cancer 391
Ch. 43 Medullary thyroid cancer 399
Ch. 44 Parathyroid cancer 431
Ch. 45 Thyroid hormones : drug information for hypothyroidism 437
Ch. 46 Antithyroid drugs for hyperthyroidism 449
Ch. 47 Thyroiditis : diagnosis and management 457
Ch. 48 Radiation therapy 467
Ch. 49 Radioiodine therapy 481
Ch. 50 Thyroid surgery 487
Ch. 51 Parathyroid surgery 491
Ch. 52 Clinical trials : researching new treatments 495
Ch. 53 Thyroid disease can increase the risk of heart disease 507
Ch. 54 Thyroid-related eye disease 513
Ch. 55 Thyroid treatment and bone loss 517
Ch. 56 Anemia caused by thyroid disease 531
Ch. 57 Low neonatal thyroid function linked to cerebral palsy 535
Ch. 58 Glossary of thyroid terms 539
Ch. 59 Directory of organizations for thyroid information 547
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