What causes an enlarged thyroid?

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What are the causes of an enlarged thyroid?

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An enlarged thyroid is called goiter. There are many possible causes of the disease. In some remote mountainous parts of the world, people have an enlarged thyroid mainly because of a lack of iodine. Autoimmune disorders can also lead to an enlarged thyroid, such as Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Besides, people with bipolar disorder, taking the drug lithium carbonate (Priadel), may get a goiter due to the medication. In teenagers and young adults who have a goiter, the lump is evenly or diffusely enlarged. After years of development, the condition will be more complex. The thyroid may be full of lumps or multiple nodules. When the patient reaches his middle age, he may have a multinodular goiter.   Keywords: enlarged thyroid; enlarged thyroid gland; enlarged thyroid symptoms     Related FAQs: http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=5272   http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=5247
Medicines
yes heart drug amiodarone and the psychiatric drug lithium increase your risk.
I went to urgent care my symptoms were fatigue,dizziness discomfort. That when I was told about my thyroid.
Can u die from enlarged heart.
The heart enlarges because of damage to the heart muscle. Up to a point, an enlarged heart can still pump blood normally. As the condition progresses, though, the heart's pumping ability declines. Ultimately, the patient may die of heart failure.
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