Thyroid Disease

Paperback | February 2, 2008

byMark Vanderpump, Michael Tunbridge

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In the past decade, there has been increasing recognition of thyroid diseases as a common health problem. While there have been few major new advances in treatment, there is much greater understanding of why thyroid disorders occur and the long-term health effects of thyroid disease. As peoplewith thyroid disease begin to know more about their disorder, they are able to co-operate better with treatment and their anxieties about the problem can be significantly reduced.This fourth edition of Thyroid Disease: The Facts provides a reader-friendly source of information and reassurance for those people with thyroid disorders and their families. The book covers the wide range of conditions associated with thyroid dysfunction, from simple goitre to more complexdisorders such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This edition also includes several completely new chapters, including one specifically devoted to thyroid disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Each chapter concludes with a useful Question and Answer section.

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In the past decade, there has been increasing recognition of thyroid diseases as a common health problem. While there have been few major new advances in treatment, there is much greater understanding of why thyroid disorders occur and the long-term health effects of thyroid disease. As peoplewith thyroid disease begin to know more abo...

Mark Vanderpump is a Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust in London, UK. Michael Tunbridge is Emeritus Physician in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford and Honorary Consulting Physician at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in Oxford, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.52 inPublished:February 2, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019920571X

ISBN - 13:9780199205714

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Table of Contents

1. The thyroid gland2. Things that go wrong with the thyroid gland3. How the doctor finds out what is wrong4. Thyroid overactivity caused by Graves' disease5. The eye changes associated with Graves' disease6. Other causes of thyroid overactivity7. Underactivity of the thyroid and its causes in adults8. Hashimoto's thyroiditis9. Subacute viral thyroiditis10. Simple non-toxic goitre11. Multinodular goitre and the solitary nodule12. Cancer of the thyroid gland13. Thyroid problems during and after pregnancy14. Thyroid problems in infants, children and adolescents15. Miscellaneous disorders of the thyroid gland16. Other diseases associated with thyroid disorders17. Who should be tested for thyroid problems?18. Who should be referred to a specialist?

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.,."readable and accurate...This book will be very useful for patients who want more information about thyroid disease. I will be suggesting it to my own patients."--Robert M. Cohen, MD for Doody's