Who is at risk for goiter?

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Who is at risk for goiter?

  •      Children or infants who are not getting enough iodine from the diet or have a congenital thyroid disorder
  •      expectant mothers with thyroid disease
  •      have a family history of thyroid disease
  •      People who have had an autoimmune disease 
  •      People who have had radiation therapy in the neck or chest area 
  •      The one who are taking certain medications, such as Amino thiazole or Thiocyanate, which are medications for high blood pressure. It has the effect of preventing the thyroid from combining iodine. When the thyroid gland is less active It also produces less thyroxin used in the thyroid gland. hence the risk of goiter
  •      Who do not like to eat seafood or do not like to eat food seasoned with iodized salt.

Non-toxic goiter

          Due to lack of iodine, the thyroid hormone is lower than normal. If found in adults, both types of thyroid gland are clearly enlarged. The type in which the thyroid gland is not larger than normal Symptoms are slow. Not active, easily tired, hoarse voice, dry skin, easy hair loss, constipation, fatter, cold, slow speech due to low thyroxin content. And cause complications of other diseases easily. Children and adolescents with iodine deficiency will have a slow development. stunted body have intellectual problems     

     For pregnant women who are not consuming enough iodine. May result in abnormal fetus, miscarriage or premature birth. in which children born may be highly prone to goiter In addition, the body and brain grow slowly. Nervous system and movement disorders If untreated, especially during the first 3 months of birth, when the child is older The body is short, stunted, bloated, slow development, intellectual disabilities. According to reports by ufabet