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Top remedies to help heal thyroid disease and goiter naturally

A goiter is when your thyroid gland grows to an abnormal size, causing a lump on the front of your neck. It’s probably alarming to find a lump on your neck, but don't worry! Luckily, a goiter usually doesn’t mean that you have a serious medical condition. With the proper treatment, your thyroid can shrink back to a normal size and stop causing problems.

You may be aware that iodine is one of the most important minerals that help produce thyroid hormones. If your gland does not get enough iodine from diet, it may not be able to make enough thyroid hormones. Thus, iodine deficiency is the primary cause of goiter.

Most goiters are usually painless, but a large goiter can cause a cough and make it difficult for you to breathe or swallow. It can also bring along many other symptoms that can disrupt the normal functioning of your body. Goiter may lead to hoarseness in the voice. Goiter can easily be managed with a proper medical treatment.

However, there are certain simple yet effective natural remedies that can help reduce the size of your goiter and relief symptoms. Here are 5 natural remedies to manage your goiter.

Goiter Symptoms

If you notice the following symptoms, it is quite possible that you have goiter

Coughing for no reason.

Having a constricted feeling in the throat.

Hoarseness of voice.

Discomfort or pain while swallowing.

Mood swings.

Difficulty in swallowing.

Visible swelling at the base of your neck.

Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.

Difficulty in breathing.

Puffy face.

Are There Any Supplements You Can Take That Can Shrink Your Goiter? Although I realize that many people are looking for a quick fix or a “magic” supplement to improve their health, regardless of what condition you’re dealing with, the goal should be to address the underlying cause of the problem. And it’s no exception when someone has a goiter. While there are supplements and herbs which can help to shrink a goiter, you first need to try to find the underlying cause. For example, if someone has hyperthyroidism then they can take anti medication or an herb such as bugleweed to lower the thyroid hormone levels, which in turn can help with the goiter. However, doing this alone won’t do anything for the underlying cause of the condition

Remedies to Help Heal Thyroid Disease Naturally

The conventional treatment for a thyroid goiter depends upon the symptoms, size and underlying cause of the goiter.

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Goiters are broadly classified into two groups including: Endemic goiter - in which a whole community is affected by insufficient dietary iodine. One common reason is that the soil in which foods are grown is iodine depleted. Certain areas of Australia, including Tasmania and areas along the Great Dividing Range (for example, the Australian Capital Territory), have low iodine levels in the soil. There is also evidence of a re-emergence of iodine deficiency in cities like Melbourne and Sydney. Mountainous areas and areas far from the sea are the ones most likely to be iodine deficient. However, endemic goiters tend to be more prevalent in developing countries. They are rare in developed countries because of widespread iodine supplementation.

Sporadic goiter - in which only the individual is affected. Risk factors for sporadic goiter include family history, diet, age (over 40 years) and gender (women are more susceptible than men).

Hyperthyroidism. An excess of thyroid hormone can also cause a goiter. In this case the obvious solution is to decrease the thyroid hormone levels. The conventional method usually involves giving the person anti medication, although radioactive iodine treatment is commonly recommended to obliterate the cells of the thyroid gland.

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

heart palpitations.

high blood pressure.

weight loss.

increased appetite.

irregular menstruation.

fatigue.

thinning hair.

increased sweating.

diarrhea.

trembling and shaking.

irritability.

sleep problem.

Hypothyroidism. Although an iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, in most cases, hypothyroidism is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid gland. This of course describes Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune condition that results in damage to the thyroid gland, and thus the thyroid hormone levels will usually decrease.

Thyroid cancer

Sometimes, the thyroid gland is enlarged because of cancer. Anyone can develop thyroid cancer, regardless of age or gender. The incidence rates are very low and the cure rate is very good. Some of the risk factors include:

Chronic goiter - persistent enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Family history - a susceptibility to thyroid cancer can be inherited.

Gender - more women than men develop thyroid cancer.

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