A Woman's Journey: Thyroid Disease - Often a Surprising Diagnosis
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The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60% of them are unaware of their condition. Endocrinologist Paul Ladenson, M.D., outlines the signs and symptoms of the various thyroid disorders and discusses the interplay among other diseases and the thyroid. Moderator Kelly Geer Ripken shares her diagnosis of Graves’ disease, a type of thyroid disorder.
Dr. Paul Ladenson is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is the John Eager Howard Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a professor of oncology; pathology; and radiology and radiological science. His areas of clinical expertise include Thyroid diseases, Endocrine & Metabolic disorders. Dr. Ladenson's research interests include cardiac actions of thyroid hormone, thyroid cancer and thyroid hormone analogs. He was recognized with the Lewis E. Braverman Lectureship Award at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in 2012. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital.