|About the Book|
In this book containing over 31,000 words, Thyroid Patient Advocate and veteran health writer - James M. Lowrance, answers important questions thyroid patients have in regard to their hypothyroid or hyperthyroid disorders. These are compiled fromMoreIn this book containing over 31,000 words, Thyroid Patient Advocate and veteran health writer - James M. Lowrance, answers important questions thyroid patients have in regard to their hypothyroid or hyperthyroid disorders. These are compiled from select replies he has given to questions posed on thyroid patient forums, between the years 2004 and 2009. This resource gives opportunity for patients or anyone interested in thyroid subjects to increase their knowledge, while at the same time, reading general but informative answers that are given from a fellow-patients perspective. With 87 questions answered, this averages approximately 350 words for each answer-given, so that the reader can move on to the next Q & A. (NOTE: Definitive diagnoses must come through a licensed medical professional and this e-book is not intended as a substitute for answers or treatments supplied by a qualified physician.) Jim Lowrance says this about the book: Since being diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease in 2003, I have corresponded with 1,000s of other thyroid patients by email, message boards and forums. As a forum moderator I also responded to fellow-patients with over 3,000 reply-posts. Using some of these forum and email replies as outlines, I have rewritten and compiled them to include the best possible information on the thyroid disease subjects they were directed at answering. This question and answer format provides an interesting method for reading and learning about aspects of diseases, disorders and conditions affecting the thyroid gland. Many of the answers include aspects of my personal experience with hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroiditis and co-morbid health disorders I have developed since my initial diagnoses that are also common to other thyroid patients. It is my hope that the information contained in this book helps to provide an interesting, general education on hypothyroid and hyperthyroid related symptoms, diagnoses and treatments.