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Thyroid Disease: The Facts is a comprehensive guide for people with thyroid disorders and their families. It describes the wide range of conditions associated with thyroid dysfunction, from simple goitres to more complex disorders such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Written in a clear and straightforward style, there is a useful question and answer section at the end of each chapter. This edition includes new chapters, including one about thyroid disorders in infants, children and adolescents.
Authors: Dr Michael Tunbridge is Emeritus Physician at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford, and Honorary Consulting Physician at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Mark Vanderpump is Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology with the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
Published by Oxford University Press 978-0-19-920571-4, 200 pages. Fourth edition, January 2008. Paperback.
This is a comprehensive and sympathetic guide about the thyroid gland and how it works. It discusses overactive and underactive thyroid problems, thyroid eye disorders and goitres, covering the following: how to recognise when something is wrong; visiting the doctor; diagnosis and treatment; what causes problems and how to avoid them.
Author: Dr Rowan Hillson is National Clinical Director for Diabetes and consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology at Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge. She has been involved in the treatment of endocrine disorders for many years and is keen that people with thyroid disorders understand their condition and treatment, and are aware of the measures they can take to keep themselves healthy.
Published by Vermillion 0-09-188434-9, 185 pages. 2002. Paperback.
In clear non-technical language, Dr Toft explains the working of the thyroid, what can go wrong, and how the problems are treated.
Author: Dr Anthony Toft, former consultant physician and endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, specialised in the diagnosis and management of patients with thyroid disease. He was until recently President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. His bookUnderstanding Thyroid Disorders has sold over 250,000 copies.
Published by: Family Doctor Publication 1-903474-19-1, 132 pages. Updated 2008. Paperback.
In an easily accessible style, Thyroid Problems describes the symptoms of different types of thyroid problems, complications and the various treatments available.
Author: Dr Tom Smith was a GP in Birmingham and South Ayrshire before becoming a medical adviser and later medical director of a major pharmaceutical company where he helped to publish clinical trials of new drugs. He has been a full time writer since 1977, publishing many popular medical books to his credit together with weekly medical columns in several regional newspapers.
Published by Wellhouse Publishing Ltd 1-903-784-01-8, 128 pages. 2001. Paperback.
The Healthy Thyroid (formerly Thyroid Problems) is a clear and practical guide to symptoms, treatment options and self-help measures for people who have, or think they may have a thyroid-related problem. This new edition has been restructured and updated and includes detailed information about natural health and complementary treatments, thyroid hormone tests and other orthodox medical procedures. It is an informative yet simple book that provides a ‘patients-eye’ view of thyroid imbalance.
Author: Patsy Westcott is a medical and health journalist with a special interest in women’s health.
Published by Harper Collins 0-00-714661-2, 247 pages. 2003. Paperback.
Abnormal thyroid function rivals diabetes mellitus as the most common type of endocrine disorder, and all doctors can expect to encounter thyroid disease in one form or another. These conditions are generally very responsive to treatment, but they can be difficult to diagnose not least because of frequent atypical presentations and the widespread prevalence of subclinical disease. Fast Facts: Thyroid disorders is an invaluable guide to help GPs recognise potential thyroid disorders so that they can treat and refer patients quickly. This comprehensive and practical handbook also discusses the particular challenges posed by thyroid disease during pregnancy and the management of thyroid eye disease.
Authors: Gilbert H Daniels MD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Colin Dayan MA FRCP PhD is Head of Clinical Research at Henry Wellcome Laboratories for integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, University of Bristol.
Published by Health Press 1-903734-65-7, 144 pages, approximately 35 illustrations. November 2005.