Steps to self-check goiter at home

Steps to self-check goiter at home 6

Steps to self-check goiter at home

Master, Doctor Tran Nguyen Quynh Tram, Department of Endocrinology – Diabetes, Tam Anh General Hospital, said that to determine if a person has goiter (thyroid disease), it is necessary to combine many different methods such as:

Here are some steps you can take to check for goiter.

Step 1: You stand in front of the mirror and observe your neck.

Step 2: Gently tilt your neck back, slightly pointing your chin toward the ceiling to lengthen your neck’s vision.

Step 3: With your neck slightly tilted back, take a small sip of water and swallow.

Step 4: When swallowing, look for signs such as swelling, lumps, protrusions or any other unusual signs.

Consider abnormalities in the neck to detect disease early, if any.

Step 5: Gently touch the area around the thyroid with your fingers to look for or feel any swelling, humps or protrusions.

Dr. Tram added that the thyroid gland is the second largest endocrine gland in the body after the pancreas, located in the front of the neck, consisting of two lobes, right and left.

Some common goiter diseases and disease manifestations include:

Simple goiter: Enlarged neck, feeling of choking in the neck.

Hyperthyroidism: Eat well, lose weight quickly;

Goiter: Appears one or more abnormal lumps that move with swallowing;

However, these symptoms can also come from other diseases such as enlarged lymph nodes, lymphoma, infected abscesses, and trauma.

Hoang Trang

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