What are the causes and symptoms of goitre?

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What are the causes and symptoms of goitre?
Answer:
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.