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Can thyroid goiter be prevented?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Prevention

Not really unless it's due to iodine deficiency.
Most goiter is inflammatory due to autoimmune antibody reaction. No way to prevent this.

In brief: Prevention

Not really unless it's due to iodine deficiency.
Most goiter is inflammatory due to autoimmune antibody reaction. No way to prevent this.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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