The Everything Health Guide to Thyroid Disease, cowritten by acclaimed thyroid specialist, Theodore C. Friedman, is the authoritative handbook you need to help you live with this disease.
You'll learn about:
- How the thyroid functions and dysfunctions
- Who is at risk for thyroid disease
- Well-known thyroid disorders - hyper, hypo, and Grave's disease
- Far-reaching effects (weight loss and gain, anxiety, depression)
- Treatments and living with the disease
About the Author
Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. He is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Molecular Medicine and Metabolism. Dr. Friedman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
Winnie Yu is a freelance health writer. She has coauthored many books, including of The Everything Health Guide to Fibromyalgia. She has written features for numerous national magazines, including Weight Watchers, Fitness, Healthy Kids, Cooking Light, and Natural Health.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a must read for persons with thyroid or other endocrine disorders. Dr. Friedman is a brilliant diagnostician and endocrinology researcher and has put together a book that reflects his immense learning and experience. This patient-friendly book on an extremely complicated and frustrating topic will be welcomed by sufferers of endocrine disorders. Dr. Friedman clearly lays out the nature and treatment of many endocrine disorders. This text will be of use to those many patients who must rely on general practitioners in indentifying and treating their endocrine disorders. Endocrine disorders are frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Despite the common reliance on blood work, there is still an art and feel to properly diagnosing and treating endocrine disorders that requires a high degree of physician/patient communication. This book will go a long way to enable patients to learn about their illness and to better enable them to communicate with their physicians.
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