What is Goitre & How Goitre Causes?
What is Goitre ?
How Goiter Causes ?
How to treat Goitre?
-> Goitre causes due to iodine deficiency is treated with iodine supplementation. This may reduce the size of goiter, but does not totally resolve.
-> Goitre causes due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with Hypothyroidism Treatment is treated with thyroid hormone replacement tablet. Here also goiter may become smaller, but does not completely resolve.
-> Goitre causes due to Grave’s disease can be treated with radioactive iodine. In these cases goitre may disappear.
-> Multi nodular goiters with normal thyroid hormone level do not require specific treatment. But these cases are in risk for hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in future.
-> If the goitre is too big and obstructs the airway, your doctor may suggest surgical removal of goitre.
-> Regular check-up and regular monitoring of thyroid function are very important in case of all goiters.