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.
Treatment and Statistics
Compared with a few decades ago, Hong Kong people nowadays suffer less from infectious diseases due to improvement in socio-economic status and hygienic conditions. However, infectious disease prevention and control are still very important since outbreaks can happen at any time and new infectious agents emerge from time to time. In Hong Kong, there are currently a total of 48 notifiable infectious diseases. In 2013, the top three most commonly reported infectious diseases were Chickenpox, Tuberculosis and Scarlet fever.