Graves’ Disease, a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by a goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs, currently affects approximately 200 million people worldwide, three million in the United States alone. This work addresses both typical and special concerns of patients with Graves’ Disease, discusses its association with related autoimmune disorders, and emphasizes the patient’s role in the healing process. Included are chapters with basic information on the disease, the thyroid and its hormones, Graves’ ophthalmopathy, dermopathy, and acropachy, the diagnosis of GD, autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases associated with it, genetic and nongenetic influences, allopathic treatments, alternative medicine, special considerations in pregnant women, children, and teens, hyperthyroidism associated with GD, anecdotes and testimony of patients, and resources for further information. A list of medical acronyms and a glossary of medical terms is included.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Series:||McFarland Health Topics|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at www.elaine-moore.com. She lives in Sedalia, Colorado. Her daughter and coauthor Lisa Moore lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she works for the federal government. The illustrator, Marvin G. Miller, is a clinical chemist. He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.