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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a gland that controls key functions of your body. Disease of the thyroid gland can affect nearly every organ in your body and harm your health.  According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, thyroid disease is eight times more likely to occur in women than in men. In some women it occurs during or after pregnancy. In most cases, treatment of thyroid disease is safe and simple.

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Books on Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Sourcebook for Women, 5th Edition
M. Sara Rosenthal (2008)
Focuses on the thyroid's effect on women, who make up almost 80 percent of thyroid disorder patients.

Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition
Alan L. Rubin and Rich Tennant (2006)
Explains thyroid disorders in plain English and helps you get your condition under control. 

Complete Thyroid Book
Kenneth Ain and M. Sara Rosenthal (2005)
Covers all state-of-the-art therapies for every thyroid condition, describes all diagnostic tests, and offers expert advice for pregnancy, menopause, infants and children, obesity, and elderly people.
 
Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems
Jeffrey R. Garber and Sandra S. White (2005)
Explains how the thyroid works, what can go wrong, and why, dispels common myths about thyroid disease, and describes the best diagnostic tests and conventional and alternative treatment approaches.
 
Thyroid Cancer: A Guide for Patients
D. Van Nostrand and others (2004)
Presents information written by specialists about all types of thyroid cancer, its diagnosis and treatment options; includes personal stories of patients. 

 

Recommended Web Links

Endo 101: The Endocrine System (Empower)

The Thyroid Nodule: Information for Patients (Endocrine Web)

Thyroid and Weight (American Thyroid Association) 
 

Thyroid Disease and Teens (Nemours Foundation)

Postpartum Thyroiditis (Mayo Clinic)

Find a Thyroid Specialist (Thyroid Cancer Association)

Thyroid Diseases (MedlinePlus)

Thyroid Cancer (MedlinePlus)

 

 Last updated August 2016

 

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