The term "goitre" refers to abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, due to something causing the thyroid to grow larger than normal. It is important to understand that the presence of a goitre does not necessarily mean that the thyroid is not functioning properly. Goitre is more frequent in women, probably due to the higher prevalence of autoimmune diseases, increased iodine requirements during pregnancy and oestrogen exposure.
Goitre explained in first person
Having thyroid nodules does not mean that we are dealing with a malignant disease. It is a disease that is usually up to 99% benign.
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