By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland. It is located at the base of your neck, below the Adam’s apple. An abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland is called as goiter. They are generally painless. A large goiter may cause cough, difficulty in swallowing and breathing.
Lack of iodine in the diet is the most common cause of goiters. It may also be caused due to over or under production of thyroid hormones or due to the presence of the nodules in the gland. Treatment of goiter depends on many things – like size of the goiter, its causes and symptoms. Treatment is usually not required for small goiters that are not seen and do not cause any problems.
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Consume iodine rich foods including iodized salt, seafood or seaweed, shrimp or shellfish. In coastal regions locally grown fruits and…