Goiter is called the growth of thyroid glands. These glands are located in front of our neck. There are some conditions that cause goiter. These; iodine-free nutrition, thyroid gland over or under work, the formation of nodules in the gland, some drugs, radiation, cancer and inflammation in the thyroid gland grows. These growths are mostly painless.

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Are there any risks of Goiter Surgery?

Unfortunately, there is no risk-free surgery. Goiter surgery has its own risks. The most important of these are changes in voice quality, paralysis of vocal cords, lack of calcium in breathing. The only way to minimize these risks is to surrender yourself to a highly experienced surgeon during these surgeries.

What is   poisonous  goiter?

If the thyroid gland not only grows, but also secrete excess hormones, it is called poisonous goiter among the people. In medical language it is called hyperthyroidism. Not all goiters are poisonous but when you have poisonous goiter, you  can have many additional complaints and in the presence of these complaints medication is needed.

  • Weakness in your muscles (you can’t easily climb stairs, carry heavy things)
  • Shaking hands
  • You will feel heart palpitations
  • Fatigue happens
  • You lose weight that cannot be prevented even if you eat normal or too much
  • Diarrhea (increased bowel movements)
  • Irritability becomes aggression
  • You have eye problems (discomfort in the eyes, difficulty seeing)
  • Menstrual irregularity, milk may come from the nipple
  • Increase in heat resistance and perspiration
  • You experience sleep problems
  • May cause infertility.

The fact that a growing organ in your neck causes complaints in different parts of the body has caused this disease to be called poisonous goiter.

Who has tendency to suffer from goiter most?

Goitre mostly  is seen in women, people over 50 years, depending on iodine deficiency in the East Black Sea and Eastern Anatolia regions, exposed to radiation, using some drugs such as lithium, smokers, some infections, immune system problems, pregnancy and menopause periods and goiter disease in the family.

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