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How To Shrink Goiter With Essential Oils
Goiter/FNA: The cause of your goiter determines the possible therapies and yes it can be treated medically. Overall size, compression, response to medical therapy, fna biopsy, cancer are important so work with your team of docs. A surgery consult can give you lots of information about the risk/benefit of therapy with surgery. You have choices, good luck. ...Read more
I have had a underactive diffuse goiter for 8 years, it seems to shrink and swell daily. Is this common with goiters. I am waiting on ultrasound?
Goiters: Goiters don't commonly swell and shrink daily. That's very unusual. ...Read more
Is it possible to shrink an 80 gram goiter with the autoimmune protocol diet if Synthroid (thyroxine) has not shrunk it?
Not really: See your physician and ask him or her to have you see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
My brother has had, in the past, 3 heart attacks. He has a very large goiter and his heart doctor does not want him to have surgery. How to shrink it?
How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 (liothyronine) 6, tsh 0.01
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters. ...Read more
Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulating antibodies stimulate TSH receptors. In hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland producces more tsh, trying to keep up, but enlarging thyroid tissue at the same time. Benign multinodular goiters, and even solitary nodules can do this. Women more so! ...Read more
Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance.
Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression. ...Read more
Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter. ...Read more
Good old fashioned iodide deficient goiters are no longer seen in the US.
However, when imaging studies are done for other reasons, we are beginning to ascertain incidentally generous sized thyroid glands (and nodules within the gland) more often.
If the function of the gland is normal, and there are no antibodies against the gland in a person without any compressive symptoms, this can be ignored. ...Read more
No: You cannot "catch" a goiter from others. But there are parts of the world with iodine deficiency, so that many residents will develop goiters. Within families, there may be a predisposition to auto-immunity, so that the immune system makes antibodies that target thyroid proteins, and can cause multiple family members to develop a goiter. ...Read more
How Rx Goiter?:
Someone of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or medical Hx asksL Can u tell me how to treat goiter?
ANS: Yes, find out cause of your goiter and treat that. Happy to do 2nd opinion to get more information such as age labs, where you live, thyroid tests and help more. Causes differ by geography so cannot really give you good info without more info from you. ...Read more
Zymotic is an old term used for conditions that are endemic or epidemic. Goiter is a condition of the thyroid that occurs usually from low iodine and could be endemic to an area. Mumps is a viral infection and while due to immunizations is not frequently found but in the past could become epidemic.
You would have to be more specific for a better answer. ...Read more
First - do you need the surgery?
Second - is the surgeon trained to do a minimally invasive approach? Recovery from that is usually just a few hours vs overnight in the hospital for more conventional procedures.
Make sure this is an experienced thyroid surgeon who knows his/her way around the neck. ...Read more
Thyroid effects: There are a few ways the thyroid can affect the voice. If it's underactive, you can get thickening of the vocal folds which will change the voice. Also, thyroid cancer can invade into the nerve that controls the voice so it can do it, too. Finally, a vrey big goiter can compress the nerve leading to bad function. A large thyroid can also affect swallowing. ...Read more
Physical exam: A careful exam by a healthcare provider who will know the anatomy and will be able to feel the outline of the thyroid -- (from the greek language meaning "shaped like a shield"). Sometimes an ultrasound is used. ...Read more
No food restrictions: Worldwide, the common reason for goiter is a lack of iodine, known as iodine deficiency. In order to absorb as much iodine from the bloodstream as possible, the thyroid gets bigger due to an increase in thyroid cells. In america, people get enough iodine in their diet (usually through iodine added to salt), so there aren't good nor bad foods with regard to the thyroid problem. ...Read more
Thyroid and parotid: Goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland, and mumps is an infection of parotid gland by mumps virus. Goiter is the one you see at the midline of the front of the neck, and mumps is a swelling you see in front of the ear on the side of the face. Goiter may be due to under or over-function of thyroid gland, and needs to be checked by a doctor. Mumps is highly contagious, but usually it heals. ...Read more
Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other. One sided masses of the thyroid are more concerning for a thyroid cancer, and so should be evaluated at least with an ultrasound, and perhaps with a needle biopsy. ...Read more