January is Thyroid awareness month and there are an estimated 59 million Americans that have a thyroid problem or thyroid disease. Many people are not even aware that is linked to the symptoms they are experiencing. Not only does a thyroid problem increase the risk of obesity, depression, anxiety, infertility and heart disease, it usually is one of the last things the doctor takes a closer look at to help diagnose your symptoms.
So if you’re concerned and would like an ultrasound of your thyroid contact us today at (951)972 2597 for more information about setting up an appointment in Temecula.
Family history can play a role in thyroid problems as well. So check with your family to see if they were ever diagnosed with any type of thyroid abnormalities. Another common symptom that is often overlooked is depression or anxiety. So if you’re being treated for either of these disorders and the condition is not responding to medication, make sure to get an ultrasound on your thyroid to make sure it is functioning properly.
Not being able to control high cholesterol even with medications is another sign of a thyroid concern. Severe or long term constipation or irritable bowel syndrome, as well as hair and skin changes, joint or muscle pain or swelling and discomfort in your neck area are all concerns that should be addressed.
If you have any questions about how a quick, effective and painless ultrasound can help you, contact us at (951)972 2597 today for more information.
Preparation needed for your Thyroid health screening:
What is an Ultrasound of the Thyroid?
Ultrasound imaging, does not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show any abnormalities and see if your thyroid is functioning properly.