The First Year: Hypothyroidism: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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Da Capo Press, Apr 29, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Hypothyroidism primarily strikes women, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Pratt illuminates important new developments in the areas of thyroid disease and cardiac involvement. This revised edition also explores the link between environmental factors and hypothyroidism and the role of thyroid disease in iron deficiency and anemia. Millions of Americans live with an underactive thyroid gland: Hypothyroidism affects approximately 11 million Americans. By the age of 65, 17% of women have an underactive thyroid compared to 9% of men, and 1 out of 5 women over the age of 75 has Hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common cause of hypothyroidism). Pratt provides the latest information that newly diagnosed and ongoing hypothyroid patients need to know in order to take charge of their lives. Using her firsthand experience, and with input from medical experts and other informed thyroid patients, Pratt walks you through the medical and emotional, personal and professional impact of hypothyroidism and offers practical, encouraging, and positive suggestions on life with hypothyroidism.
  

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Review: The First Year: Hypothyroidism: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

User Review  - Gina Kilgour - Goodreads

This book was full is some medical advice and a LOT of poor-me-this is a disaster-what do I do?!? Anyone newly diagnosed and reading this will think their life is coming to an end. I've had ... Read full review

Review: The First Year: Hypothyroidism: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

User Review  - Carla - Goodreads

Mostly a pep talk, but it verified what I thought. Read full review

Contents

DAY
1
DAY
5
B NT H
6
Telling Others
20
Lingering Emotional Effects of
42
Everythings Affected
48
FlRETWEEK MILEETEINE
119
WEEK 4
137
El NTH 3
162
E NTH 4
171
E NTH 5
181
HALIYEAR MILESTONE
197
U NTH 9
214
1
227
EINTH 1 2
240
FOR FURTHER READING
253

FlRETM EINTH MILEETEINE
155

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