What are the causes and symptoms of goitre?
Goitre is caused due to deficiency of iodine in the diet.
Symptoms of goitre are as follows:
- Abnormal growth of thyroid gland situated in the front part of the neck.
- Increase in body weight due to accumulation of fat and retention of water in the body.
- Increased rate of spontaneous abortion and still birth.
- Disorder in nervous system. Iodine deficiency in childhood causes reduced functioning of the thyroid gland resulting in retarded growth.