What Things Promote Goiter Formation?

What Things Promote Goiter Formation?

What Things Promote Goiter Formation?

What Things Promote Goiter Formation?

  1. Iodine Intake, iodine deficiency in some countries. Iodine excess, Brazil and Japan and thyroid support supplement and Kelp eaters  in the USA .
  2. Chemicals, Thiocyanate in cigarettes, Perchlorate in fertilizers,rocket propellants, fireworks,road flares,matches,airbag inflation systems. Disulfides in coal processing
  3. Food, Flavonoids in soy, Glucosinolates in cruciferous veggies,Cyanogenic glucosides in cassava,lima beans,linseed,sorghum,sweet potatoes.
  4. Drugs, lithium, aminoglutethimide in mood stabilizers and anti-steroid drugs
  5. Pollutants, nitrates in nitrogen rich fertilizers
  6. Micronutrient deficiencies, in Selenium,and Vitamin A. Patients on total parenteral nutrition, iron deficiency anemia,cystic fibrosis
  7. Hormone alterations,  IGF-1 excess, TGF decrease in acromegaly, SLE.
  8. Genetic factors, mutations and polymorphisms  in recessive or dominant mutations,  polymorphisms on genes as 16q23.

 

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