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GOITRE (BRONCHIAL). Causes
Category: Diseases of The Blood And Ductless Galnds
No satisfactory explanation can be given for
this disease. It seems to be more prevalent where lime-stone water is
used. Heredity plays a part. This is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Chronic enlargement of the thyroid is sporadic. Cases are scattered and
endemic in certain mountainous regions. It affects young women most often.
A great excess in lime drinking water may be the cause. It is very
prevalent about the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and in parts of
Michigan. It is a common complaint in this country.
Symptoms. There is a gradual painless enlargement of the whole gland or
one lobe, etc. It may press on the windpipe, and cause difficult
breathing, also on the blood vessels and nerves.
Recovery. This is usually favorable as to life, but not so favorable as a
cure. It becomes chronic. A sudden fatal ending may come.
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