Running on Empty: Hypothyroidism, Introduction to an Underactive Thyroid Gland

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Cocoon Books Australia, 2004 - Hypothyroidism - 332 pages
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It is estimated that around 1 in 14 Australians suffer with a thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder of the thyroid gland, and can occur at any age. Thousands of Australians suffer with unrelenting fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, recurrent infections, cold intolerance, hair loss, skin conditions and depression, and never consider a malfunctioning thyroid gland as a possible cause of their ill health. Often underlying thyroid disease is overlooked or misdiagnosed, and sometimes poorly investigated and inadequately treated. The classic signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism may be mistakenly attributed to depression, stress and anxiety, age, another condition or simply be seen as psychosomatic. Dedicated to the people who suffer with thyroid conditions. May this book make some sense out of the madness that thyroid dysfunction can bring, and help you to take control of your condition and regain your life.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
13
Chapter 2
33
The Thyroid Gland
34
The Endocrine System
37
The Endocrine Glands
38
The Pituitary Gland
42
Thyroid Hormone Control
43
T4 and TSH seesaw effect
44
Chapter 12
127
TSH Distribution Chart
135
Chapter 13
151
Chapter 14
189
Chapter 16
197
Chapter 17
205
Chapter 18
211
Chapter 20
217

Thyroid Gland Cells
45
Chapter 5
47
Human Cell
48
Cause and Effect
56
Causative factors
57
Chapter 8
71
Chapter 10
79
Chapter 11
119
Chapter 21
251
Chapter 22
261
Chapter 24
267
Compounding Chemists
279
References
304
Index
326
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