It is with great pleasure the initiative of a doctor endocrinologist, who has recently made commercially available text created with the aim of making accessible and usable medical information on the thyroid and the related conditions, before describing in detail the contents text, I note that part of the proceeds of this book will be donated to TUFH (Taking Up From Here ), NGO that engages in the construction of a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases in Ethiopia (where these diseases are endemic and chance of cure poor).
The book is available for purchase at My Book .
The thyroid gland for all
The thyroid gland for all
“The thyroid gland for all” is the first example in Italy of a popular book treating thyroid disease aimed at an audience of patients-not doctors or patients and all those interested in further issues related to the thyroid gland, its function and its pathology.
It ‘increasing awareness of the need for the patient to understand, to understand the disease from which he suffers, to ask questions and especially to have answers about the thyroid problems that it faces.
From here the idea of a book that can help provide those answers by preventing the emergence of anxieties and worries that often plague the patient with thyroid problems.
“The thyroid gland for all” is a popular text, has no scientific claims and so it is written in a simple, clear, with a terminology understandable to the general public and that goes on all matters related to the thyroid.
The introduction, written by dr. Garofalo, president AME (Association of Doctors endocrinological ) and a major figure of endocrinology Italian, describing the purpose of the book by inserting it as a possible tool for guiding the patient, suffering from thyroid problems,
moves within the current reality endocrinology.
And this, in fact, is the goal of this book to be a guide to orient themselves, a sort of manual on the thyroid accessible and understandable to all.
First is given a general idea of what the thyroid with a general introduction, describing its anatomy, its function and its most frequent pathologies.
After which they are taken in each of these diseases show trying to describe in detail the main features:
- symptoms that set it apart,
- investigations most appropriate to execute for a proper diagnosis,
- therapies most appropriate according to what are the indications of the most recent guidelines.
Of course we tried to reconcile the complexity of the topics discussed with the target of patients using plain language and clear as far as possible from the incomprehensible “medichese.”
Among the conditions described in the book were taken into account, of course, the most frequent diseases such as’hypothyroidism , the ‘ ipertiroidisimo , thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, the thyroid nodule, and multinodular goiter.
The patient suffering from these diseases may therefore obtain all the information needed to better understand his illness, to understand some of the symptoms and to find answers to your questions.
Ample space is also given to some diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound of the thyroid, thyroid scan and fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules in which we have tried to describe, in the most simple diagnostic indications and interpretations in order to prevent some concerns and alleviate some concerns that usually arise in the patient who approaches for the first time in these methods.
The book finally ends with a chapter of FAQ (frequently asked questions) with which we try to respond clearly to the real questions very specific along the lines of those who frequently feel put during the surgery endocrinology.
Of course, all the information in the book are simply intent only and does not want or can, in any way, replace professional medical care or endocrinology.
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and the most appropriate therapeutic approach is always advised to always consult the specialist reference.
Dr. Massimiliano Andrioli
Specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolism
via Ruffano 4, 73042 Casarano (Lecce),
University of Milan,
Ospedale San Luca, Institute Auxologico Italian, IRCCS
P.zzale Brescia, 20100 Milan
Scientific review and correction by Dr. Guido Distemper (pharmacist)
The information contained in this article should in no way replace the doctor-patient relationship, it is recommended as opposed to seek the advice of your doctor before you implement any advice or direction given.