For more information on thyroid function and disease, look for these books in a public library or bookstore in your area, or log on to the Web sites listed here.
THE THYROID BOOK
A Book for Patients
Martin I. Surks, MD
Madison, Wisconsin, 1999
COULD IT BE MY THYROID?
Your Complete Guide to the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments of Thyroid Problems
Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD
M. Evans and Company, Inc.
New York, 2004
A Home Reference
Revised and Updated
Lawrence C. Wood, MD, David S. Cooper, MD, and E. Chester Ridgway, MD
New York, 1996
AMERICAN THYROID ASSOCIATION
Includes online brochures about thyroid conditions and a “Find a Thyroid Specialist” feature.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS THYROID AWARENESS
Supplies information about various thyroid conditions, as well as self-assessment tools.
In addition to information on thyroid diseases, this Web site has a list of support groups for people with thyroid disorders.