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HOME REMEDIES FOR GOITER

Goiter occurs due to the malfunctioning of the thyroid gland. Be it hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, goiter shows the indication that there is certain abnormality with the functioning of goiter. Deficiency of iodine, Graves' disease, thyroid cancer, pregnancy, nodules, Hashimoto's disease and exposure to certain drugs give rise to the complication, known as goiter. Heredity plays a huge role in certain cases in Goiter. There is a noticeable inflammation in the neck region, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, harshness in the voice, problem in breathing and coughing.

Symptoms of Goiter

If you notice the following symptoms, it is quite possible that you have goiter:

  • Coughing for no reason
  • Having a constricted feeling in the throat
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Discomfort or pain while swallowing
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Visible swelling at the base of your neck
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Puffy face

HOME REMEDIES FOR GOITER

To treat the complication of Goiter, there are certain wonderful home remedies:

  1. COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids that help in better functioning of the thyroid gland. Coconut oil, specifically when taken in a non-heated form, helps lose weight, increases metabolism and balances body temperature. Unlike other types of oils, coconut oil has high content of saturated fat (healthy). With the right combination of exercise and the proper balanced diet, coconut oil could be good for thyroid glands.

  1. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple cider vinegar helps in balanced production and expression of hormones. It improves metabolism and helps to alkalize the body environment. Apple cider vinegar helps regulate body fats, wash away toxins from the body, and absorption of nutrients. Apple cider vinegar can be added to water along with honey and can be taken every morning.

  1. GINGER

This is one of the easiest home remedies for thyroid as it is easily available. Ginger is rich in essential minerals like potassium and magnesium and helps combat inflammation, one of the primary causes of thyroid issues. It is easiest to have ginger tea. It can also be used as an essential oil. If ginger is mixed with a carrier oil (coconut oil, for example) it can be applied to the body. Ginger oil can also be used via essential oil diffusers.

  1. ALMONDS

Most nuts are beneficial to the body in some way or the other. Almonds are best suited for proper thyroid expression. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and minerals. Almonds have selenium that is thyroid healthy nutrient. It is also very rich in magnesium that can keep the thyroid gland working very smoothly.

  1. DAIRY PRODUCTS

Milk, cheese, and yogurt are very beneficial for thyroid as these are high in iodine, the mineral that is essential for proper thyroid functioning. Consuming dairy products will also help with increasing vitamin levels which in turn will help with thyroid problems.

  1. BEANS

Beans are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in fiber, protein, essential minerals and vitamins. Beans are rich in antioxidants and complex carbohydrates. Since beans are also very high in fiber, it helps with constipation which is a common side effect of hypothyroidism. Eating beans regularly has been shown to improve thyroid function.

  1. FLAXSEEDS

Flaxseeds are rich in good fatty acids that are good for the heart and the thyroid. They help in the production of the thyroid hormones. Rich in magnesium and vitamin B12, flaxseeds fight hypothyroidism.