I live in the uk where you can get a finger prick test which checks everything for £99 which is really good value, it checks TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, Thyroglobulin Antibo ....
I live in the uk where you can get a finger prick test which checks everything for £99 which is really good value, it checks TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, Thyroglobulin Antibodies, Ferritin, Folate, Vitamin B12 (NOT ACTIVE B12), C Reactive Protein, Vitamin D (25-OH)
It's done by post but I am not sure if you can get this one abroad? I don't know much about goitres personally, but hashimotos is the main cause and that is auto immune.
Worldwide, the most common cause for goitre is Iodine
deficiency, usually seen in countries that do not use iodized salt. Selenium deficiency is also considered a contributing factor. In countries that use iodized salt, Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause. Goitre can also result from cyanide poisoning; this is particularly common in tropical countries where people eat the cyanide-rich cassava root as the staple food.
A gentle detox is the only way I know to get rid of symptoms which would include goitres as the thyroid/adrenals are very sensitive to toxins, and in your case Iodine
is too aggressive a treatment to detox - I had the same problem and it's took me a year of intensive support techniques and a very careful diet to almost (but not quite) resolve the hashimotos attack I had after taking Iodine
for 3 months.