5 Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Goiter, An Abnormal Swelling Of The Thyroid
April 6, 2018 15:52
Goiter is a term used to describe an abnormally enlarged thyroid. Goiters vary in size; in some people, they can be small and cause no symptoms at all, while in other people they can grow quite large and prevent normal breathing and swallowing. Goiter is not a separate condition in itself; it's usually a symptom of a problem with the thyroid gland.
In the United States and other developed countries, the most common cause of goiters is autoimmune disorders affecting the thyroid. In developing countries, especially those in inland areas, goiters are often caused by a lack of iodine in diet.