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What are different home remedies for treating Goitre?

What is Goitre?

• Goitre is a health condition which causes the thyroid glands to swell.
• The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped organ that is situated just below the base of neck.
• This condition can cause neck, and voice box to become inflamed and swollen.

Symptoms of Goitre

• Change in the voice
• Hoarseness
• Constricted or tight sensation in the throat
• Coughing
• Difficulty in breathing
• Discomfort in the throat during swallowing
• Emotional outbursts
• Depression or mood swings
• Swelling at the base of the neck
• Unexplained weight loss or gain
• Wheezing problems

Causes for Goitre

• Deficiency of Iodine
• Grave’s Disease
• Hashimoto’s Disease
• Inflammation
• Thyroid Cancer
• Multi-nodular goiter
• Pregnancy
• Solitary thyroid nodules

Home Remedies and Treatments for Goitre

1. Exercises
• Perform a few neck stretches.
• Perform exercises that are good for the health of the thyroid gland.
• Do health and fitness expert’s aerobic exercises and jogging for thyroid and goiter problems.

2. Dandelion leaves
• Dandelion leaves are usually very effective in bringing down the swelling caused by goitre.
• Warm a few dandelion leaves in a small amount of refined butter.
• Apply them directly on to the swollen area, when still warm.
• Repeat this exercise every day, for around 2 weeks or so.

3. Sorrel leaves
• Prepare a paste from sorrel leaves.
• Add a small amount of olive oil to it.
• Apply this paste on to the swelling.
• Leave it on for a few minutes or so.

4. Watercress
• Make a paste from watercress and spread it over the neck region.
• This should bring the swelling down considerably.

5. Flexseeds
• Flex seeds are good for reducing swelling.
• Heat it in water, grind it and then apply to affected area.

6. Other Treatments
• Massage therapy
• Reflexology
• Acupuncture

Diet for Goitre

• Go on a juice fast for around 3 or 4 days.
• Have any homemade fruit and vegetable juice, which does not have too much sugar or preservatives.
• After the 4th day resume normal diet.
• It is best to eat light foods, till the problem is cured.

Some food items that are recommended for treating goitre faster as they have high iron content are:
• Oats
• Seafood
• Carrots
• Tomatoes
• Lettuce
• Garlic
• Whole rice
• Strawberries
• Onions
• Guavas
• Eggs (yolk)
• Citric fruits
• Pineapples or pineapple juice
• Bananas

Avoid foods that is high in Vitamin B like
• Meat
• Dairy products
• Soy bean
• Cereals
• Whole grains
• Beans
• Pulses
• Tuna
• Salmon
• Herring
• Nuts
• Seeds
• Brussels sprouts
• Broccoli
• Corn
• Okra
• Parsnips
• Grapes
• Raspberries
• Watermelons
• Guavas
• Dates
• Grapefruit
• Avocadoes

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