Following in theme with "Thyroid Awareness Month" we are going to talk about the importance of getting regular thyroid screenings. The Thyroid gland is one of the most important organs in your body. Why, you ask? Simply because the thyroid gland produces several hormones that regulate important functions of the body. For instance: the thyroid hormones controls the metabolism. The hormones that are produced there determine how well or how difficult it is for your body to burn fat.
It also controls the hormones that help determine whether or not the digestive system functions normally. This gland affects several important areas of the body which is why it is so important to ensure that you are being properly screened for thyroid conditions. With all the talk about thyroid conditions and thyroid awareness below are some locations to make sure you get a regular thyroid screening According to the American Thyroid Association that is generally every 5 years after the age of 35.
Locations for Your Thyroid Screening:
Dr. Sharpe's Woman's Advisory Clinic
16738 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, Mi 48224
(313)417-0000 or (313) 438-8996
Abortions, free testing, Ultrasounds
Mercy Primary Care Center
5555 Conner Avenue, Suite 2691
Detroit, MI 48215
Adults, Detroit Residents
5635 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48209
7436 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
For more information on the Thyroid gland or thyroid diseases visit the American Thyroid Association at www.thyroid.org