English Summary/英文概要： Thyroid imbalance affects millions of women each year, but its symptoms are so disparate and numerous, it can seem as though none of these women has the same disorder. Thyroid problems can cause fatigue, weight gain, memory loss, depression, high cholesterol, and many other seemingly unrelated conditions that mimic the normal signs of aging. Most sufferers do not suspect that their symptoms are connected and treatable until they are diagnosed.
The Women’s Guide to Thyroid Health is an indispensable workbook designed to provide readers with the tools they need to take charge of their health and identify and treat their symptoms of thyroid imbalance. Written by a medical researcher, this book includes the most up-to-date information about thyroid disorders and encourages readers to work with a healthcare provider to pursue appropriate testing and treatment. Readers learn exactly what therapies will effectively treat their thyroid symptoms and how these treatments work.
Readers examine their family health history, assess their symptoms, and develop a personalized health plan.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 甲狀腺失調每年都影響著數百萬的女人，各有不同且多樣的症狀，而且看起來，每個人似乎受困擾的情形也都不一樣。甲狀腺疾病會導致疲勞、體重增加、記憶力減退、憂鬱、高膽固醇以及其他許多看來似乎是因為老化而導致的問題，直到真正的問題被診斷出來前，大多數患者從沒想過這些症狀是和甲狀腺有關，且可以被治療的。
此外，本書亦提供最新關於甲狀腺疾病的資訊，鼓勵讀者和健康服務部門合作相應的檢測和治療、了解什麼樣的治療可以解決自身的症狀，以及這些治療如何發揮功效等。最後，透過了解家族的健康史，來評估自身的狀況，做出量身訂做的健康計畫。(DJY & SK)
Awards/获奖情况： “In her latest book, Kathryn Simpson has brought to us a wonderful, understandable approach to thyroid dysfunction. As a neurologist and sleep disorders specialist, I am impressed how little the medical community at large investigates this common set of disorders and even more impressed with how passive therapy usually is. With this book as a guide, anyone can easily understand thyroid-related symptoms, be empowered to undergo appropriate testing, and intelligently evaluate the response to replacement therapy.”
—Victor Rosenfeld, MD, neurology department head at the Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA
“For years I suffered from exhaustion, depression, weight gain, and hair loss. I tried everything I could think of—diet, prayer, positive thinking—but I just kept getting worse. I was at the end of my rope. It wasn’t until I spoke to Kathryn Simpson at her clinic that I came to understand all my symptoms were due to hypothyroidism and finally got help. I started on thyroid medication and have resolved all my symptoms.”
—Betsy Covert, patient
“I was fortunate to have a doctor who implemented Kathryn Simpson’s research in his practice. I had suffered with lupus for over five years, seeing specialist after specialist, with symptoms that were getting progressively worse. After going through the testing and evaluation program, it turned out that I had a serious thyroid deficiency as well as a parathyroid disorder. After both were treated, all my symptoms resolved and have been completely gone for over a year now. It’s a miracle!”
—Regina Frazier, patient