Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Goiter + Hashimoto’s

Simply put, a goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Signs that you have a goiter include swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing and having a hoarse voice.

If you have a goiter, it’s important to have it checked by a doctor, as it could be a symptom of a thyroid problem. If your goiter is painful it may indicate thyroiditis due to viral infection. Please get medical advice.

In the reading I’ve done, the causes of a goiter are many, and not always agreed upon, so please do your own investigation into this one, just know that having one is a sign to get your thyroid health properly investigated.

Goitrogenic foods (eg kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, soy) do not cause goiters and disrupt thyroid function. They actually can be helpful for thyroid health in that they increase glutathione (protects cells against oxidative stress) and help with excess iodine uptake. (Dr Kharrazian).

There are chemical goitrogens (including some medications) that have been found to disrupt thyroid function and can cause swelling in the thyroid gland. Worth exploring further if this is a problem for you.

I had a goiter when my Hashimoto’s was diagnosed, but to be honest, I don’t remember i – it’s in the doctor’s notes though, so must have been there!

Let’s get practical

🚩 Get thyroid blood tests and properly medicated. It’s so important that you are being treated appropriately. If you have a goiter, it needs to be investigated to see what the cause is and how best to treat. Goiter can be a symptom of different thyroid disease. Please don’t ignore this symptom.

🥬 Eat goitrogenic foods as part of an anti-inflammatory diet.

🧪 Investigate possible chemical triggers and remove where possible. Working with a health professional to remove toxins is worth exploring too.

✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Suspect you have a thyroid issue?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Goiter + Hashimoto’s

Simply put, a goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Signs that you have a goiter include swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing and having a hoarse voice.

If you have a goiter, it’s important to have it checked by a doctor, as it could be a symptom of a thyroid problem. If your goiter is painful it may indicate thyroiditis due to viral infection. Please get medical advice.

In the reading I’ve done, the causes of a goiter are many, and not always agreed upon, so please do your own investigation into this one, just know that having one is a sign to get your thyroid health properly investigated.

Goitrogenic foods (eg kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, soy) do not cause goiters and disrupt thyroid function. They actually can be helpful for thyroid health in that they increase glutathione (protects cells against oxidative stress) and help with excess iodine uptake. (Dr Kharrazian).

There are chemical goitrogens (including some medications) that have been found to disrupt thyroid function and can cause swelling in the thyroid gland. Worth exploring further if this is a problem for you.

I had a goiter when my Hashimoto’s was diagnosed, but to be honest, I don’t remember i – it’s in the doctor’s notes though, so must have been there!

Let’s get practical

🚩 Get thyroid blood tests and properly medicated. It’s so important that you are being treated appropriately. If you have a goiter, it needs to be investigated to see what the cause is and how best to treat. Goiter can be a symptom of different thyroid disease. Please don’t ignore this symptom.

🥬 Eat goitrogenic foods as part of an anti-inflammatory diet.

🧪 Investigate possible chemical triggers and remove where possible. Working with a health professional to remove toxins is worth exploring too.

✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Suspect you have a thyroid issue?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Having trouble getting the right thyroid tests from your doctor?

Sadly, it can be difficult to get your doctor to test for thyroid conditions and in particular thyroid antibody tests. If you are having trouble, I strongly suggest finding a doctor that has a thorough understanding of thyroid disease and talk to them about the best tests for you to have.

If you would rather, you can have blood tests done privately and then take them to your doctor to have explained.

i-screen.com.au is a private blood testing service that offers a number of different thyroid tests. You can check them out with my affiliate link below. If you choose to purchase through this link, I will recive a small commission. 

Essential Oils for Thyroid Support

Essential oils are an essential 😉 tool in my thyroid support toolkit.

I have put together a getting started thyroid support protocol package.