January is Thyroid Awareness Month promoted by the American Thyroid Association. Most of us will be lucky to go our entire lives blissfully unaware of this butterfly-shaped gland in our neck that regulates our hormones.
But, amazingly, 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop thyroid problems at some point in their lives. This means that 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disorder. To put that number into perspective, that is more than twice the total population of New York City. Women are between five and eight times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men, which means one in every eight women will experience a problem in their lifetime.
These statistics may seem alarming. But it’s important to realize that most thyroid disorders are manageable with treatment. And because the causes for thyroid disorders are largely unknown, it is imperative that people get tested.
Screenings and early treatment help allow the significant number of Americans with thyroid problems live normal and healthy lives. At Doctors Imaging, we offer high-resolution thyroid ultrasound to evaluate thyroid problems. We offer these non-invasive scans at a price up to 50 percent less than the neighboring hospitals helping keep the New Orleans community as healthy as possible.
Learn More Thyroid Health and Ultrasounds
- Getting an Ultrasound to Diagnose Thyroid Problems
- Common Ultrasound Exams for Women
- Common Ultrasound Exams and How They Help
- Ultrasound Exams that Men Get
- All About Ultrasounds at Doctors Imaging