How crappy would it be to have a giant goiter?

I mean what even is a goiter, how do they get so big and why don’t they take them out when they’re so freaking big?

They say a goiter is a swollen thyroid gland.  The thyroid swells because it is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the bodies need.  Because it can’t make enough of this hormone the thyroid tries to make up for it by growing bigger.

Anyway, you don’t see many goiters here in the US anymore mostly because lack of iodine is one of the causes, and we all know us American’s can’t get enough of our iodized table salt.


~ by chj48 on June 28, 2010.

One Response to “Goiter”

  1. Poooore guy )8

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