This is a massive goiter caused by the continued lack of iodine (a micronutrient) in his diet. This is a condition both preventable and treatable with just pinches of iodized salt. But, unlike western countries, the sale of uniod
Hashimoto's disease (chronic thyroiditis) is a slowly developing persistent inflammation of the thyroid which frequently leads to hypothyroidism, a decreased function of the thyroid gland. Middle-aged women are most commonly affected.