This comprehensive thyroid information resource contains 61 chapters and 39,275 words, divided into three easy-to-navigate sections.
SECTION ONE: "Hypothyroidism" – an under active thyroid gland, accounts for 80% of thyroid disorder cases and this section contains 17 chapters dedicated to the most common thyroid disorder that exists. All aspects regarding hypothyroid conditions are addressed in easy-to-understand language. Anyone from a novice reader to a medical professional can benefit from the compiled information.
SECTION TWO: "Hyperthyroidism" – an overactive thyroid gland, accounts for 20% of thyroid disease cases. Within the 10-chapters, the most common cause - Graves' disease is also addressed, as well as complications, including Thyroid Eye Disease, toxic diffuse goiter, hot nodules, myopathy of the muscles and a hyperthyroid condition that can be life-threatening (i.e. thyroid storm).
SECTION THREE: "Thyroid Disease" – in general, containing 34 chapters covering everything about disorders, conditions and imbalances of the thyroid gland. Medical professionals and laypersons can benefit from the extensively- researched and well-confirmed information. Included, is information on thyroid antibodies (autoimmunity), goiters, thyroid nodules, cancer, risk factors for developing thyroid disease, types of thyroiditis, coping with a diseased thyroid gland, famous people with thyroid disease (like Oprah Winfrey) and much, much more.