Dictionary » G » Goitre



(Science: clinical sign, endocrinology) An enlargement of the thyroid gland that is usually visible as a swelling in the anterior portion of the neck. Simple goitre occurs when the thyroid gland is unable to meet the demands of the body (for example iodine deficiency). The thyroid gland compensates by enlarging.

Some foods such as cabbage, soybeans, peanuts, peaches, radishes and spinach contain substances that decrease thyroid production. Some medications such as lithium, cobalt and phenylbutazone can also decrease thyroid hormone production.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Help please

... again. Is the baby one correct? Think the one below is a better answer for the iodine question To prevent getting  an enlarged thyroid gland, or goitre,  And also to prevent symptoms such as dry skin, hair loss, fatigue and slowed reflexes which is what you may get if have insufficient levels ...

See entire post
by Olympic
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 10005

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,337 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link