Are you interested in learning more about goiter?
You are not alone. Goiter is a word that many people do not know the meaning of, but it can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. In this article, we will discuss what goiter is, why it occurs, and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
The first thing we need to define is what a goiter actually is. A goiter is an overgrowth of the thyroid gland, which can cause it to enlarge and become lumpy in appearance. The condition often has no symptoms at all or may result in areas such as your neck becoming swollen with fluid that builds up inside the thyroid gland.
Some people who get this type of swelling will also experience difficulty breathing on account of their throat being restricted by either muscle spasms or obstructions. There are several reasons why someone might develop a goiter: iodine deficiency, low levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), obesity, radiation exposure, celiac disease, medications including lithium and amiodarone for heart problems.