Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems (Harvard Medical School Guides)

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A complete guide to understanding, treating, and living with thyroid disease, from Harvard Medical School

More than 13 million people in the United States suffer from some form of thyroid disease, and that number is expected to rise precipitously as the baby boomer generation approaches its sixties.

Written by an internationally respected authority on thyroid disease, Dr. Jeffrey R. Garber, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems is an up-to-the minute, authoritative source of practical information for thyroid patients and those who think they may have a thyroid problem. Working from the belief that "being informed is your best cure," 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

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From a leading expert at one of the world's most respected medical schools--your total guide to understanding, treating, and living with thyroid disease

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health. Whether you've been diagnosed with thyroid disease or you think you may have a problem, this book arms you with the knowledge you need to take charge of your health.

In The Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems, Jeffrey R. Garber, M.D., a world-renowned authority on thyroid diseases, explains in plain English how the thyroid works and what can go wrong with it, and he fills you in on:

  • How to tell if you have a thyroid problem and what type of problem it may be
  • What kind of doctor you need to consult
  • All your treatment options, including conventional and alternative approaches
  • How to spot symptoms of thyroid disease during pregnancy and in children

About Harvard Medical School Health Guides

Harvard Medical School guides give you the knowledge you need to understand and take control of your health. In every book, a world-renowned expert from Harvard Medical School provides you with the latest information on diagnosis, traditional and alternative treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference in your health.

About the Author:

Jeffrey R. Garber, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of endocrinology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a Harvard-affiliated independent practice. He is affiliated with both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital, two world-renowned Harvard teaching hospitals, and he is a director on the executive council of the American Thyroid Association.

Sandra Sardella White is an award-winning freelance health writer and coauthor of The Children's Hospital Guide to Your Child's Health and Development.

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