An Essential Guide for the Newly DiagnosedUnknown - 2003
The thyroid, one of the body's most important glands, can become extremely disruptive if it malfunctions, affecting blood pressure, heart rate, fertility, muscle tone, mood swings, and much more. Upon discovering that she'd joined the ranks of the nearly 5 million Americans diagnosed with hypothyroidism, author Maureen Pratt took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with hypothyroidism. She provides crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, social concerns, emotional issues, networking with others, charts, tables, and much more. The First Year(tm)--Hypothyroidism is an invaluable guide for everyone learning to live with their diagnosis. For everyone newly diagnosed with hypothyroid disease, this is an indispensable guide to prioritizing the key things you need to do and learn.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Marlowe & Co. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 
Copyright Date: ©2003
Branch Call Number: 616.444 P889
Characteristics: xxvii, 242 pages ; 23 cm.