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Thyroid For Dummies

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Thyroid For Dummies by Alan L. Rubin
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, you?ve probably found out at least a little about this mysterious gland?just enough to want to look for answers to the many questions that keep popping up in your mind. What causes this condition? How is it treated? What can you do to get healthy again? Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the detailed information you're looking for on new methods for detecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, alternative treatments, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market, advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise and diet, and much more. You're discover: What the thyroid does How to identify a sick thyroid and recognize who's at risk Ways to find the right thyroid doctor How to cope with hypothyroidism in children The hereditary connection to thyroid disease How thyroid disease affects the elderly The effects of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy How to decide if surgery is necessary Ten myths about thyroid health Updated to address advances made since the first edition, including the latest thinking on understanding thyroid disease's connection to depression and mania, Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition will tell you everything you need to know about how the thyroid functions, what makes it malfunction, and what to do when a problem occurs.

Author Biography

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost experts on the thyroid gland in health and disease. He is a member of the Endocrine Society and has been in private practice specializing in thyroid disease and diabetes for over 28 years. Dr. Rubin was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC Medical Center in San Francisco for 20 years. He has spoken about the thyroid to professional medical audiences and nonmedical audiences around the world. He is a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and companies that make thyroid products. Dr. Rubin has written extensively on the thyroid gland as well as diabetes mellitus. As a result, he has been on numerous radio and television programs talking about the cause, the prevention, and the treatment of conditions of the thyroid. He is also the best-selling author of Diabetes For Dummies and Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, both now in second editions and translated into multiple languages including Chinese, Spanish, French, and Russian. His latest book is High Blood Pressure For Dummies.
Release date NZ
April 14th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Edition
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
384
Dimensions
188x234x22
ISBN-13
9780471787556
Product ID
3614376

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