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A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders
A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders

A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders

From Diagnosis to Treatment

MEDICAL

164 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: September 2003

ISBN 9781886039636

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Sep 2003)

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Overview

Treatment for common and rare thyroid conditions that affect 20 million Americans

Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder? If your doctor has told you that you have a thyroid disorder, perhaps you feel some relief in having pinpointed the source of your troublesome symptoms. As you may know, thyroid ailments often elude a diagnosis since they may mimic other illnesses. Now that you have a diagnosis, becoming informed will help you receive better health care. The authors, specialists in thyroid treatment, can help you understand both the complex function of your thyroid and how your disorder can best be treated. In A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders, they take special care to lay out the basics in a reader-friendly way. Among the topics they discuss:             ·  medical tests you need to diagnose thyroid problems            ·  hypothyroidism…symptoms and treatment            ·  hyperthyroidism…symptoms and treatment            ·  coping with emotional highs and lows            ·  dealing with thyroid-related weight problems            ·  medications and surgeries for thyroid disorders            ·  thyroid nodules and cancers A Simple Guide to a Complex Disorder

Author Biography

Paul Ruggieri, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon in private practice in southeastern Massachusetts. Dr. Ruggieri received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruggieri completed his surgical internship and residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.After his medical training, Dr. Ruggieri joined the Army and was stationed at the U.S. Army hospital in Fort Polk, Louisiana. During his time in the military, he rose to the rank of major, received the Army Commendation and Meritorious Service Medals, and became the chief of the department of surgery. In 1995, Dr. Ruggieri entered a private surgical practice near Nashville, Tennessee. In 1998, he returned to his native New England to join a surgical group in southeastern Massachusetts.Dr. Ruggieri is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also the co-author of A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders (Addicus Books, 2010) and is the author of The Surgery Handbook: A Guide to Understanding Your Operation (Addicus Books, 1999).