Goiter: Symptom and Causes


The primary symptom of Goitre is swelling in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • Coughing
  • Hoarseness in your voice
  • Tight feeling in your throat
  • Dizziness when you raise your arm above your head
  • High-pitched sound when you breathe (stridor)
Goiter symptoms


The possible causes and risk factors for Goitre include:
  • Iodine deficiency 
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Pregnancy and menopause
  • Genetics 
  • Some medicines (lithium, amiodarone)
  • Certain infections, smoking 
  • Certain foods (soy, peanuts, vegetables in the broccoli family)

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