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How has goiter been stopped?

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12y ago

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Colloid goitres are worldwide, but are very common in areas of iodine deficiency (endemic goitre). They can be prevented by the administration of iodine to the entire community, which also prevents the other manifestations of endemic iodine deficiency (iodine embryopathy, etc.).

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Iodine deficiency was the cause of goitre, but salt's have been iodised so this is no longer a problem.

Certain foods have a tendency to produce goitre like the cabbage, cauliflower, mustard and rape seeds (Brassica family) and can be avoided if you have goitre

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12y ago

Well, I know that in certain parts of the world, the supply and consumption of iodine, whether by fish or fortified salt, has increased. This has led to the decline in cases of goiter.

Goiter is caused when there is low to no iodine in one's diet. No iodine means low thyroxine, a hormone that controls your metabolism. Low thyroxine means high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Just like the name says, TSH is going to OVER-stimulate your thyroid gland, ultimately causing goiter.

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A goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland. It can be treated with radioactive iodine, which can shrink the gland. Sometimes, it can be treated with thyroid supplements. Sometimes, surgery is necessary.

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since iodine deficiency the common cause for goiter, use of iodine in the form of iodized salt can usually prevent it.

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There is only one way to stop goiter grows. You will have to be seen by your doctor and get it treated.

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