January is Thyroid awareness month

Millions of Americans live with a thyroid condition that significantly impacts their health and well-being—but more than half remain undiagnosed. For Thyroid Awareness Month 2021, Paloma Health invites you to share your thyroid story.

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What Is The Thyroid?

The thyroid is the small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. It produces hormones that regulate your body's metabolism. When thyroid hormone production changes, it affects virtually every system in the body.

Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for other health conditions like cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and infertility.

Share Your Thyroid Story

We believe that stories are powerful and can strengthen understanding, cultivate empathy, and ultimately, create change. When it comes to living with a thyroid condition, there is no universal experience. Each of us has a unique story with different events, experiences, and emotions along the way. We want to hear yours.

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Did You Know? 


50% of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition source

More than 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. source


Women are up to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. source


Over 20 million Americans are diagnosed with a thyroid condition source

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Thyroid cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 20 to 34 source

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Levothyroxine, the standard of care for treating hypothyroidism, is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States source

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