What are the symptoms of goitre?

Goiter is indicated in a deficiency in the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. It is typically indicated with a deficiency of iodine in the body, which causes the thyroid gland to function improperly. The typical symptoms of goiter include anger and irritability, which keep growing with the advance of the disease. Another symptom of goiter can also be unaccountable depression and mood swings for no apparent reason. One of the commonest symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid gland is that it swells up. A swollen neck or the sudden appearance of a prominent double chin is a serious indicator of an advanced state of goiter.

However, the swelling may also be so small as to not be noticeable at all. Sometimes, the disease can also be a silent one, thereby making it more dangerous. It is important to note that the swelling may also be internal and obstruct breathing. It may also press against the esophagus and obstruct swallowing. Another indicator of any thyroid problem is a sudden weight gain. In very rare cases, it could also be indicated by a sudden and dramatic weight loss. Usually, a medical examination and thyroid fluid tests should determine whether and or all of these problems are indicators of any kind of thyroidism.

answered by M W

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