What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease.
What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease
Brittany Henderson, MD & Allison Futterman
Square One Publishers
115 Herricks Road, Garden City Park, NY 11040
9780757004759, $16.95, PB, 272pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, Hashimoto's disease, is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed. Early on there may be no symptoms. Over time the thyroid may enlarge, forming a painless goiter. Some people eventually develop hypothyroidism with accompanying weight gain, feeling tired, constipation, depression, and general pains. After many years the thyroid typically shrinks in size. Potential complications include thyroid lymphoma. (Wikipedia)
In the United States, it is estimated that over 20 million people have thyroid problems. Those suffering from this disease can suffer with life-changing symptoms for years without being diagnosed. And even after diagnosis, many Hashimoto's patients continue to experience debilitating effects from this disease.
Realizing that far too many patients are not getting the information and care they need, the "What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease: Restoring Thyroid Health Through Traditional and Complementary Medicine" will help those who are suffering from this all-too-common form of hypothyroidism.
Written in understandable language and providing an insider's view of what you need to know about Hashimoto's, the book is divided into three parts. Part 1, Getting to Know Your Thyroid, explains how your thyroid functions, how Hashimoto's affects your health, and what signs to look for. Part 2, Testing and Diagnosis, looks at the most reliable tests used to detect Hashimoto's, how they work, and what to expect from testing. Part 3, Treatment and Management, discusses the most effective conventional medications as well as those complementary treatments that have proven to be effective.
As a serious autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto's is multifaceted and complex. "What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease" provides patients with an invaluable resource that they can rely on at every stage of their journey to greater health.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease: Restoring Thyroid Health Through Traditional and Complementary Medicine" should be considered mandatory reading for anyone diagnosed with this serious medical condition. While also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.69), "What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease" should be a part of every community, college, and university library Health & Medicine collection in general, and Thyroid System Treatment supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
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|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||May 1, 2019|
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