Graves' Disease, a common form of autoimmune hyperthyroidism that may be accompanied 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 thyroid and its hormones, Graves' ophthalmopathy, dermopathy, and acropachy, the diagnosis of GD, autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases associated with it, genetic and nongenetic influences, allopathic treatments, alternative medicine, special considerations in pregnant women, children, and teens, hyperthyroidism associated with GD, anecdotes and testimony of patients, and resources for further information. A list of medical acronyms and a glossary of medical terms is included.
An excellent resource for Graves' patients.
As a fellow author of books on thyroid disease, I'm impressed with the breadth and depth of this book. Elaine raises interesting questions about Graves' treatments, and this book has helped to shape more debate and analysis about treatment options. An excellent companion book to this title is another book for Graves' patients by Elaine Moore: Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding Graves' Ophthalmopathy,
available on Amazon, too! I'm delighted that it's now possible for Graves' patients to have a more complete home library through Elaine's work.
--M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D. (Lexington, Kentucky)
This book is an excellent resource
--well researched and comprehensive. Moore provides a detailed and understandable tour of the thyroid in relation to grave's, as well as a thorough review of treatment options and considerations. Grave's Disease: A Practical Guide is a must read for anyone coping with this illness.
The most informative and helpful book about Graves.'
I recommend this be the first book read by everyone (and their family and concerned friends) who has recently been diagnosed with Graves' Disease.
Diagnosed just a few months ago, the indepth and well researched information presented in this book by Elaine Moore have helped me considerably to understand what is happening to me and to choose and manage my treatment with more confidence, rather than getting frustrated with more web searches and/or blindly depending on what the doctors tell me. There is information in this book that I have not found in any other book on the subject (or the web) and certainly not from any of the 4 doctors I've already consulted with.
Get this book first! Don't make the same mistake I did by spending all that time on fustrating web searches and money on other books, and still wondering and worrying about my situation. Search the web and get the other books later but start with Elaine Moore's Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide.
Your mind and body will benefit from it.
--Debbie (Monroe, NC United States)