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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems

Exhaustion. Constantly feeling cold. Depression. Dry skin. Hair loss. Constipation. These vague symptoms may have a common cause: hypothyroidism, a common condition caused by a malfunctioning thyroid gland.

People experiencing these symptoms may wonder what, if anything, is wrong with them. According to internationally respected authority on thyroid disease, Jeffrey R. Garber, M.D., many thyroid disorders go undiagnosed for this very reason.

In his new book The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems, Dr. Garber provides a current, authoritative source of practical information for thyroid patients and those who think they may have a thyroid problem.

Using easy-to-understand language and helpful illustrations, Dr. Garber:

  • Explains how the thyroid works, what can go wrong and why, and how to work with a doctor to feel better and stay healthy
  • Dispels common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease and describes the best diagnostic tests and both conventional and alternative treatment approaches
  • Covers the most common forms of thyroid disease in detail, including Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease, and thyroid cancer

With more than 13 million people in the United States suffering from some form of thyroid disease and over 20 thousand suffering from thyroid cancer, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems offers answers and strategies to identifying, treating, and ultimately overcoming these diseases.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (May 5, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0071444718
ISBN-13: 978-0071444712
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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