By: Kenneth Ain, M.D & M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D.
The only book you need to understand and treat your thyroid condition.
Combining the expertise of two pioneers in the field—world-renowned thyroid specialist Kenneth Ain, M.D., and bestselling thyroid author and bioethicist M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D. — The Complete Thyroid Book provides all the essential information for the diagnosis of and treatment options for thyroid disease.
Completely updated with the latest research, this book provides a comprehensive look at tests, scans, and state-of-the-art therapies and treatments for every type of thyroid condition.
The Complete Thyroid Book, now revised and updated, is your source for information on:
- Thyroid hormone and all other medications used in thyroid treatment.
- Thyroid disease in special populations, including pregnant women, menopausal women, infants, children, and the elderly.
- Nutrition, environmental issues, and public health.
- State-of-the-art treatments, including how to balance thyroid hormone.
- Diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
- Tests and scans you need to have—and what the results mean.
KENNETH AIN, M.D., is a professor of medicine and director of the Thyroid Oncology Program, University of Kentucky. He is also director of the Thyroid Cancer Research Laboratory at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He founded and moderates the thyroid cancer patient education Yahoo group thyroidcancerhelp.
SARA ROSENTHAL, PH.D., is an associate professor of bioethics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and director of the University of Kentucky Program for Bioethics. Dr. Rosenthal has written more than thirty health books, including several on thyroid disease. Both authors live in Lexington, Kentucky.
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
- Describe how the thyroid begins to develop.
- State how the thyroid got its name.
- Compare a diffuse and nodular goiter.
- Discuss the role of the thyroid gland.
- Compare T3 and T4.
- Define euthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyrotoxicosis.
- Describe the TSH test.
- Define thyroglobulin.
- Describe the three major kinds of antithyroid antibodies.
- Discuss preparation for whole body scans.
- Define bosselated, goiter, Pemberton’s maneuver.
- State why CT scans are useful and dangerous.
- Describe a fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
- Compare primary hypothyroidism and secondary hypothyroidism.
- Discuss the problems of iodine deficiency and excess.
- List several signs of hypothyroidism.
- Discuss how hypothyroidism is treated.
- Define hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis.
- List several symptoms of thyrotoxicosis.
- Discuss off-labeling prescribing.
- Discuss antibodies, antigens, and autoimmune disorders.
- Discuss the statistical occurrence of thyroiditis.
- Define polyglandular autoimmune disease.