Justin Theo Trenton Jack Naiomi
When your thyroid is poducing too much thyroid hormone.
What can people do to avoid this disease?
Nothing really. It is not your fault that your body does not make enough thyroid hormones. The only thing you can do is get treatment.
How did it get its name?
The term "goitre" means enlargement in the thyroid in the United Kingdom. The U.S. calls it goiter.
How was it disovered?
In the 1800's A doctor from france discoverd this disease in a small village.A couple years later he found out what it was.
this disease is worldwide. unfortuently, in developing countires, they do not have treatment to make this better.
Goiter only needs to be treated if it is causing symtptons
-radioactive iodine to shrink the gland
-surgery to remove the gland
-Thyriod hormone replacement pills
-small doses of Lugol's potassium iodine solution