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Hyperthyroid conditions account for about 20% of thyroid disease cases. The causes of an overactive thyroid gland can be varied but the most common cause is an autoimmune condition called Graves' disease. Complications can also occur with hyperthyroidism, including Thyroid Eye Disease, toxic diffuse goiter, hot nodules and myopathy of the muscles.

Some hyperthyroid conditions can become life-threatening as well (i.e. thyroid storm).

These and other subjects related to hyperthyroidism, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are discussed in this resource.

NOTE: This eBook is approximately 6,541 words in length. The "Best Darn" reference in the title, is not to imply that this is an extensive medical journal but rather that it contains all aspects of information on the subject that most laypersons would be seeking.

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER ONE
Hyperthyroidism Basic Facts:
Overactive Thyroid Gland General Information

CHAPTER TWO
Major Causes of Hyperthyroidism and Treatments:
Common Contributors to Thyrotoxicity

CHAPTER THREE
Graves' Disease Hyperthyroidism and Treatments:
Autoimmune Caused Hyperthyroidism

CHAPTER FOUR
Radioactive Iodine Ablation of the Thyroid:
Cell Destruction of Diseased Glands

CHAPTER FIVE
Treatment for Hashitoxicosis versus Graves’ Disease:
Patients with Temporary Hyperthyroidism

CHAPTER SIX
Why Doctors Sometimes Delay Treatment for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:
Problems with Hashitoxicosis

CHAPTER SEVEN
Manifestations of Thyroid Eye Disease:
Autoimmune Eyeball Problems and Their Treatments

CHAPTER EIGHT
Symptoms and Manifestations of Thyroid Storm:
The Hyperthyroid Condition Requiring Emergency Care

CHAPTER NINE
My Review of Mary Shomon's Hyperthyroid Book:
Another Great Resource for Patients with Hyperthyroidism

CHAPTER TEN
Support for Struggling Thyroid Patients:
Two Reasons Why Information and Support Resources are Important

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Coping with Thyroid Disease:
Methods for Dealing with a Lifetime Health Disorder

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