Goiter is the abnormal enlargement of thyroid gland. Goiters are usually painless but in some cases cause cough and cause difficulty to swallow or breath. Common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in diet.
Follow are the symptoms of goiter. A visible swelling at the base of your neck that may be particularly obvious when you shave or put on makeup A tight feeling in your throat Coughing Hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Difficulty breathing Statistics: Constitutes over 90% cases of goitre worldwide.
Treatment and Statistics
1 to 1.5 in a 1000. 1 to 2 cases per 1,000 population per year. Goitre is more common among women, but this includes the many types of goitre caused by autoimmune problems, and not only those caused by simple lack of iodine.