#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: What Is The Treatment For Goiter?


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Hi! Doctor, Please I’ve being battling with goiter for the past three years now and I am scared of surgery. Please, is there any suggested treatment for it? Thanks

A: Swelling of the thyroid gland which is seen as a neck swelling is called goiter. But how does this develop? I’ll start from the beginning.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs when your body produces too much thyroid hormones. These hormones are usually produced by a butterfly shaped organ located at the front of your neck, called the thyroid gland. These thyroid hormones produced typically control the rate at which the body converts food t energy (metabolic rate) and also controls a whole lot of other cells and tissues like your bones (the hormones determine how your body incorporates calcium into your bones), the rate of your heart beats, your muscle contraction, cholesterol levels etc

Most cases of hyperthyroidism is…

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