An enlarged thyroid. It may be caused by too little iodine in the diet or by other conditions. Most goiters are not cancer.

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A goitre (or goiter) (Latin struma), also called a bronchocele, is a swell ...
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Thyroid Diseases Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of goiter may include: Enlargement of your thyroid gland, resulting in swelling of your neck A tight feeling in your throat Coughing Hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Difficulty brea...
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Causes
... Normally, your thyroid gland produces two main hormones — thyroxine and triiodothyronine (T-3). These hormones circulate in your bloodstream and help regulate your metabolism. They maintain the ...
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Thyroid Diseases Treatment

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Treatment
... Treating a goiter depends on the size of the enlargement, your signs and symptoms, and the underlying cause. Your doctor may recommend: Observation. If your goiter is small and doesn''t cause you much...
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Complications
... Left untreated, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) caused by Hashimoto''s disease can lead to a number of health problems: Goiter. Constant stimulation of your thyroid to release more hormones may c...
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Thyroid Diseases Other

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Overview
... Goiter is an enlargement of your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland weighing less than an ounce, located just below your Adam''s apple. Hormones produced by your thyroid gla...
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Overview
... Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam''s apple. Although it weighs less than an ounce, the thyroid gland has an enormous effect on your health...
Source: MayoClinic

   

Thyroid Diseases Articles

  • Congenital hypothyroidism
    ... Congenital hypothyroidism is a condition that affects infants from birth (congenital) and results from a partial or complete loss of thyroid function (hypothyroidism). The thyroid gland is a butterfly...
  • Graves' Disease
    ... Graves' Disease is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system over stimulates the thyroid gland, causing hyperthyroidism. Over-activity of the thyroid gland is also sometimes called &...
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
    ... Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune thyroid disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. The thyroid helps set the rate of metabolism - the rate at which ...
  • Pendred syndrome
    ... Pendred syndrome is a genetic condition associated with deafness and goiter (an enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is a structure in the lower neck that produces hormones). Some people with Pendr...
  • Thyrotoxic Myopathy Information Page
    ... Thyrotoxic myopathy is a neuromuscular disorder that may accompany hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease, caused by overproduction of the thyroid hormone thyroxine). Symptoms may include muscle weaknes...

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