Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128185001

Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders

1st Edition

Authors: Jahangir Moini
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185001
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2019
Page Count: 325
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Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders provides principled understanding and clinical knowledge to professionals dealing with thyroid disorders. Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders focuses on pathophysiology of thyroid disorders, the prevalence and incidence of various diseases, and their prevention.  This focused analysis on thyroid disorders raises awareness of this global problem. Thyroid disorders often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Once diagnosed with hypothyroidism and prescribed levothyroxine, for example, patients are often over-treated which has cardiovascular complications, especially in the elderly.

According to the National Cancer Institute, rates for new thyroid cancer cases have been rising on average 3.1% each year over the last 10 years. These trends are reviewed, looking at environmental risks, screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. The global costs of treating this and other thyroid disorders are significant, including iodine deficiency in certain areas of the world. This succinct, targeted reference gives the reader excellent information on the epidemiology of global thyroid disorders, as well as up-to-date treatment data, and special focus on prevention.

Key Features

  • Serves as a starting point for medical professionals addressing the patterns, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of thyroid disorders around the world
  • Discusses the prevalence of thyroid disorders around the world, covering disability and cost burden
  • Chapters cover recent trends, technologies, and advancements in the management of thyroid diseases


Endocrinologists, diabetologists, obesity researchers, nutrtionists, general practitioners, students, dietitians, public health researchers

Table of Contents

Part I: Principles and Concepts
1. Global Impacts of Thyroid Disorders
2. Structures and Functions of the Thyroid Gland
3. Iodine and Thyroid Hormones
4. Effects of Thyroid Hormones in the Fetus

Part II: Thyroid Dysfunction and Clinical Application
5. Goiter
6. Hypothyroidism
7. Subclinical Hypothyroidism
8. Hyperthyroidism
9. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
10. Thyroiditis
11. Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm)
12. Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders
13. Thyroid Dysfunction and The Heart
14. Thyroid Dysfunction and Mental Disorders

Part III: Global Epidemiology of Thyroid Neoplasms
15. Benign Thyroid Adenomas
16. Thyroid Cancer

Part IV: Special Populations
17. Pregnancy and Thyroid Dysfunction
18. Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly


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About the Author

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini was Assistant Professor at Tehran University for 9 years. He was Department Chair for Health and Science at Everest University for 15 years, and was a Professor at that college for a total of 24 years. For the past 6 years, he was a Professor of Science and Health at Eastern Florida State College, but is now retired. Dr. Moini has taught anatomy and physiology for 30 years. He is also an internationally-published author of 38 books over the past 20 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Science and Health, Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay, FL, USA

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