Abnormal enlargement of thyroid gland is referred to as goiter. Goiters are usually painless but a large goiter can cause cough and it will become difficult to swallow or breathe. All goiters may not show signs and symptoms. Sometimes symptoms do occur which includes a visible swelling, Coughing, tight feeling in your throat, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing. There are many factors that can cause thyroid gland to enlarge, among them the most common causes are iodine deficiency, Gravesâ disease, hashimoto's disease, multinodular goiter, pregnancy, inflammation, thyroid cancer etc. Treatment methodologies may include medications, surgery, radioactive iodine etc.
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science is a journal that publishes all the articles related to goiter. The unofficial impact factor of journal is 3.125. The articles of the journal are accessible for free for the readers throughout the world.
Last date updated on July, 2014