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
In cross-sectional surveys, the prevalence of diffuse goiter declines with age, the greatest prevalence is in pre-menopausal women, and the ratio of women to men is at least 4:1. This shows in the contrast to the increase in frequency of thyroid nodules and thyroid antibodies with age. In a study of 5234 subjects aged >60 years in Framingham.