The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease

Why Buy This Book?


Over 30 million Americans are estimated to have thyroid disease, and hundreds of millions of people are struck by it worldwide. As many as half of thyroid sufferers are undiagnosed, though. Because the disease can create any of dozens of wildly different symptoms, you may have it and not realize it.


For example, thyroid disease can make you gain weight, feel exhausted, grow confused, become depressed, undergo anxiety, have trouble sleeping, develop tremors, lose hair, or experience numerous other problems. Your reaction may be to think “it must be stress” or “guess it’s old age,” when what’s really wreaking havoc with the quality of your life is your ailing thyroid.


Thyroid disease can be so subtle that skilled doctors often miss spotting it without running specific tests for it.


And even if you’re tested, a shockingly large number of doctors fail to run the right combination of tests, and/or fail to use an optimal range to analyze the lab results. This means a lot of patients with serious thyroid conditions are told “the tests show you’re fine, so it must be your imagination” or—adding insult to injury—“I’m referring you to a psychologist.”


We understand how confusing and frustrating this can be. One of us is a doctor who’s treated tens of thousands of thyroid patients, and the other is a bestselling author who’s lived through both thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism. We’ll provide a balanced and nuanced approach that tells you everything you need to know about spotting thyroid disease; finding the right doctor; getting appropriate testing; analyzing your lab results; choosing the best medication for you (including critical information most doctors neglect to tell you); and much more.


Whether you only suspect you have thyroid disease or are certain of it, this book will empower you to make informed choices for ensuring both a high quality of life and long-term health.


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