Definition of Goiter:

A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland (visible between the Adam's apple and the collarbone at the front of the neck) produced by the body in an attempt to increase hormone production from limited amount of iodine.  It is not due to cancerous growth.

Also: Goitre

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Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Diagnosis is made by the finding of a painless, smooth, firm goiter in a young woman, with positive levels of anti-thyroid hormones and a euthyroid (normal thyroid) or hypothyroid metabolic status...”


...the condition
“...tongue problems; big forehead; darkened skin in armpits; widely spaced teeth; oily, tough skin; skin pigmentation changes – darker or lighter; excessive hair growth in females; high blood pressure; goiter (enlarged thyroid); kyphosis or loss of disc spaces of the spine; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis), through laboratory findings (growth hormone level is high, even when patient receives glucose...”
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...the condition
“...Enlargement of the gland occurs with most thyroid ailments and is either generalized (a goiter), nodular (bumpy) or both...”


...our question about Swelling at front of neck
“A goiter is a common symptom of hypothyroidism / too little iodine in the diet...”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“...Either hypothyroidism or goiter due to insufficient intake of iodine may possibly improve with bladderwrack supplementation, though human studies have not confirmed this at the time of writing...”


...related topic
“...The best known iodine deficiency symptom is goiter...”
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...the condition
“...It is often caused by diseases such as syphilis, goiter, endocarditis or hypertension...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include ... a swollen thyroid gland at the front of the neck beneath the Adams apple (goiter)...”


...related topic
Goiter, any enlargement of a tissue...”


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“...An enlarged thyroid gland that is not cancerous is called a goiter...”
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