Doctor explains GOITRE in under 60 seconds - SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT & MORE #shorts #medical #health

A goitre is a lump or swelling at the front of the neck caused by a swollen thyroid.

The thyroid is a small gland in your neck that makes hormones.

Goitres are not usually serious but they should be checked by a doctor.

Most of the time you’ll have blood tests to see how well your thyroid is working and sometimes an ultrasound scan.

There are lots of different causes of goitres, including both under and over active thyroid glands, hormone changes, inflammation, and thyroid cancer – although this is rare.

If it is caused by an underactive or overactive thyroid, it can usually be treated with medicines and if your goitre is making breathing and swallowing difficult, you may have surgery to remove some or all of your thyroid.

If the goitre is large and you’re finding it hard to breath you’ll need to seek urgent medical attention.

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