Titel: Thyroid For Dummies
Autor/en: Alan L. Rubin
2 Revised edition.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2. Juni 2006 - kartoniert - 384 Seiten
"Thyroid FD, 2e is updated to address advances made since the first edition was published, including detailed information on alternative treatments, the latest hereditary findings related to the dysfunction, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market, advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise and diet, new methods for detecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, and the latest thinking in understanding thyroid diseases connection to depression and mania.
Introduction. Part I: Examining the Thyroid. Chapter 1: The Big Role of a Little Gland. Chapter 2: How the Thyroid Works. Chapter 3: Finding a Thyroid Doctor. Chapter 4: Testing Your Thyroid. Part II: Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Conditions. Chapter 5: Dealing with Decreased Thyroid Function. Chapter 6: Taming the Hyperactive Thyroid. Chapter 7: Thyroid Nodules. Chapter 8: Thyroid Cancer. Chapter 9: Multinodular Goiters: Thyroids with Many Nodules. Chapter 10: Drugs That Impact Your Thyroid. Chapter 11: Thyroid Infections and Inflammation. Chapter 12: Iodine Deficiency and Excess Disease. Chapter 13: Surgery of the Thyroid. Part III: Reviewing Special Considerations in Thyroid Health. Chapter 14: The Genetic Link to Thyroid Disease. Chapter 15: The Thyroid and Your Mental Health. Chapter 16: What's New in Thyroid Treatment? Chapter 17: The Thyroid and Pregnancy. Chapter 18: Thyroid Conditions and Children. Chapter 19: Thyroid Disease and the Elderly. Chapter 20: Diet, Exercise, and Your Thyroid. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Myths about Thyroid Health. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Maximize Thyroid Health. Chapter 23: Ten Questions Readers Have Posed. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: A Glossary of Key Terms. Appendix B: Sources of More Information. Index.
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.