Goiter: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • One who is inflicted with goitre should consume plenty of the following foods: Old rice, barley, garlic, moong dal, patola, drumstick, cucumber, and sugarcane juice, milk and milk products.
  • Oats, seafood, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, whole rice, onions, guavas, eggs (yolk) and citric fruits, as they are high in iron.
  • Pineapples or pineapple juice.
  • Bananas, as they help stimulate the thyroid.
Foods to be avoided
  • White flour products, white sugar, flesh foods, fried or greasy foods, preserves, condiments, tea, coffee and alcohol.
  • Cabbage, kale, cauliflower. Broccoli, mustard seeds have goitrogens and can cause Goitre.

Yoga and Exercise

  • Perform a few neck stretches or other similar exercises that are good for the health of the thyroid gland. 
  • A person affected with Goitre should partake in a moderate aerobic activity such as walking or jogging for at least 30 minutes a day.

There are a few poses in yoga that improve the functioning of the thyroid gland as well as regulate your metabolism. A few of the poses in yoga for thyroid disorders include

Home Remedies

  • Apply Ice bag to the throat and heart region for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • The patient should take plenty of rest and spend a day in bed every week for the first two months of the treatment.
  • Apply the paste made out of flex seeds onto the enlarged area and wash off in half an hour.

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