Goiter, Thyroid and Iodine

Article on Goiter and Iodine Deficiency ~ by customer request :)

What is Goiter?

Goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland.

A goiter indicates there is a condition present which is causing the thyroid to grow abnormally. Goiter does not necessarily mean that the thyroid gland is malfunctioning. A goiter can occur in a gland that is producing

  • too much hormone (hyperthyroidism)
  • too little hormone (hypothyroidism)
  • or the correct amount of hormone (euthyroidism)
Comparison of Sufficient dietary iodine and insufficient dietary iodine
A Common cause of Goiter is iodine deficiency

One of the most common causes of goiter formation worldwide is iodine deficiency.

While this was a very frequent cause of goiter in the United States many years ago, it is no longer commonly observed.

The primary activity of the thyroid gland is to concentrate iodine from the blood to make thyroid hormone. The gland cannot make enough thyroid hormone if it does not have enough iodine
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