And It's About Time There Was Some Support For Cushing's!
Many helpful books are prohibitively expensive, so you may want to check them out of the library, if possible. I found these from amazon.com interesting.
If you know of any good books that I've left out from this list, please let me know.
This authoritative text clearly explains the art of physical examination of the thyroid, as well as the interpretation of laboratory tests and prescription of hormone replacement.
About the Author
Dr. Wilber is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
If you have a thyroid condition, you are not alone. An estimated 13 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease. The Everything Health Guide to Thyroid Disease, cowritten by acclaimed thyroid specialist, Theodore C. Friedman, is the authoritative handbook you need to help you live with this disease. You'll learn about:
Complete with a glossary, additional resources, and even a section on thyroid disease in children, The Everything Health Guide to Thyroid Disease is the complete guide for everyday healthy living.
About the Author
Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. He is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Molecular Medicine and Metabolism. Dr. Friedman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Chemistry and Biological Sciences and his M.D.-Ph.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with his Ph.D. from City University of New York in Pharmacology. He completed his internal medicine residency from University of Michigan and his fellowship in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child, Health and Human Development. He has a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in hard-to-diagnose and treat cases of adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid disorders. He is the father of three children. Dr. Friedman lives in California.
Winnie Yu is a freelance health writer. She has coauthored many books, including of The Everything Health Guide to Fibromyalgia. She has written features for numerous national magazines, including Weight Watchers, Fitness, Healthy Kids, Cooking Light, and Natural Health. She holds a B.A. in magazine journalism and psychology from Syracuse University. She lives in New York.
Sample chapters (PDF format)
Hormonal Balance profiles each hormone system in clear terms, discussing what can go wrong and how imbalances can affect weight and even perpetuate obesity. By explaining how to reverse symptoms of hormonal imbalance through diet changes and other remedies, readers learn to recognize and respond to hormone imbalances in everything from menstrual cycles to diabetes.
Dr. Isaacs is Melinda Freels' Endo. Melinda writes: "I want to give my endo's new book a plug. He doesn't know I'm doing this. Dr. Isaacs is the best endo I've seen, (and I've seen at least a dozen in the Atlanta area) plus he really knows his stuff. Anyway, Hormonal Balance is very well written, in easy-to-understand language. It covers a variety of hormonal diseases, including Cushing's, PCOS, Androgen disorders, insulin resistance, thyroid, growth hormone deficiency, etc."
One in ten Americans suffers from thyroid dysfunction, yet most don't realize the mental and emotional components of this condition. "This is the first book to explain the hidden suffering that many patients have difficulty expressing and the first book to provide new ways of helping address and heal this suffering," promises author Ridha Arem, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Ben Taub General Hospital, both in Houston, Texas.
This book explains the link between stress and thyroid imbalance; how thyroid imbalance affects your emotions, sex life, and relationships; and how to cope with the effects of this imbalance. Because thyroid problems primarily strike women, a whole section deals with women's health issues, such as infertility, miscarriage, postpartum depression, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause. Another section provides practical tools, such as evaluating lab tests and self-diagnosis techniques, dealing with treatment problems and side effects, and preventing memory lapses and depression. The book covers lifestyle choices that affect thyroid health, such as diet, supplementation, and exercise.
Frequent case studies (usually told as first-person narratives), checklists, and questionnaires help to simplify the material and make it easier to check the medical information against your own situation. Each chapter ends with "valuable points to remember," making review easy. If you suffer from thyroid imbalance, or think you might, this book could be a valuable resource. --Joan Price