Graves’ Disease: A Practical Guide (McFarland Health Topics)

Graves’ Disease: A Practical Guide (McFarland Health Topics)

Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide (McFarland Health Topics)

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Graves’ Disease, a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by a goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs, currently affects approximately 200 million people worldwide, three million in the United States alone. This work addresses both typical and special concerns of patients with Graves’ Disease, discusses its association with related autoimmune disorders, and emphasizes the patient’s role in the healing process. Included are chapters with basic information on the disease, the t

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  1. Sk8kees says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent 1st stop after diagnosis, February 3, 2016
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    After my diagnosis, I read a lot of info about Graves on the Internet. I knew I needed more. This book covers everything, and I mean everything! There is plenty of technical language, if you want to go into full detail, and there is excellent summary. Especially when dealing with a doctor who can’t sit down with every patient for the hour it would take to go into all the detail, this is a must to help you get armed with information to be able to discuss your treatment options.
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  2. Mystic Manifesting says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    An exhaustive guide on all-things thyroid, April 12, 2010
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    Mystic Manifesting (Pennsylvania) –
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    This review is from: Graves’ Disease: A Practical Guide (McFarland Health Topics) (Paperback)
    Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that causes the thyroid to excrete too many thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism), which can cause rapid heartbeat, anxiety, nervousness, goiter, weight loss, fatigue, menstrual irregularities, increased temperature and blood pressure, to name a few. In some cases it will resolve itself in time, but those suffering from Graves may vacillate between hyper- and hypothyroidism. The point is that Graves is an autoimmune disease, and treatment involves healing the immune system and the whole body through dietary and lifestyle changes and in some cases thyroid medication.

    Elaine Moore was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and, following her doctor’s advice, rushed into radioiodine ablation (killing the thyroid cells with radioactive iodine). She is now permanently hypothyroid and dependent on supplemental thyroid hormone. She states that she has never felt right since and that Graves’ disease was preferable.

    Moore cautions people about the quick-fix options recommended by allopathic medicine and provides alternative treatments and nutritional protocols that work with the body, not against it. Treating Graves’ through poisoning or removal of the thyroid should be a last resort, and these options do not even address the autoimmune component that causes not only thyroid disorders but a host of other physical ailments.

    While the emphasis on this book is Graves’ disease, Moore write about all aspects of thyroid health and disease. This is not a book you read, but one that you study. It is heavy in medical terminology, so if you’re looking for an easy read, you’ll be frustrated. But I can’t recommend it highly enough for learning the most you can about this disease as it is quite comprehensive. The chapters are:

    1. The Graves’ Legacy
    2. The Autoimmune Nature of Graves’ Disease
    3. Engine and Fuel: The Thyroid and Its Hormones
    4. Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, Dermopathy and Acropachy
    5. The Diagnosis of Graves’ Disease
    6. Autoantibodies and Autoimmune Diseases Associated with GD
    7. Why Me? Genetic and Non-Genetic Influences
    8. Allopathic Treatment of Graves’ Disease
    9. The Alternative Medical Approach to Treating Graves’ Disease
    10. Special Considerations in Pregnancy, Children and Teens
    11. Hypothyroidism Associated with Graves’ Disease
    12. Anecdotes and Testimonies of Graves’ Disease Patients

    Additional information includes a glossary, notes, resources, national and international organizations, individual web sites and bulletin boards, and an excellent index.

    Caveat: Moore advises against the use of iodine as a nutritional supplement as do many doctors. However, the issue of iodine supplementation in treating the thyroid is extremely controversial and should be carefully and thoroughly studied by those with thyroid-related disorders.

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  3. Genie E. Polower says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Elaine Moore’s Book is the Best Book I’ve Read About Graves’ Disease, April 2, 2016
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    Genie E. Polower (Florida and New York State) –

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    I can’t possibly give enough praise to Elaine Moore for her informative and thorough discussion of Graves’ disease. I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 1998 after my Dad died suddenly of necrotizing fasciitis, better known as the flesh-eating bacteria. Elaine Moore indicates that stress is one of the major causes of Graves’ disease, but she also indicates that people who contract Graves’ disease often have a family history of autoimmune diseases. My paternal grandmother had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. My Dad had Type II diabetes, and my Mom had polymyalgia rheumatica, all autoimmune diseases. I used to work as a quality control manager for Raven Press, a medical publishing company in Manhattan, and my job involved reading medical books and journals and making sure that they were grammatically accurate. So, I had some medical knowledge prior to purchasing this book. However, my knowledge of Graves’ disease increased significantly thanks to Ms. Moore’s outstanding book. I highly recommend it to people who suffer from Graves’ disease.
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