Q&A: What’s The Treatment For A Swollen Thyroid?

woman touching neckQ: What is the treatment for a swollen thyroid? – J.J.

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A: A swollen thyroid gland is called a goiter. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone which regulates heart rate, blood pressure, growth and breathing. There are several conditions that can cause a goiter such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and some tht are associated with normal levels of thyroid hormones.