Thyroid gland also known as bronchocele is a term applied to the swelling on the front of the neck caused by the enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is caused by deficiency of iodine in the diet.
It is an endemic disease prevalent in the hill districts of the country. The growth of the thyroid gland is generally unattended by pain but if the thyroid gland becomes large in may cause hoarseness.
Too enlarged a gland may interfere with breaking and the capacity to swallow. The best way to deal with thyroid gland is to take foods with contain natural iodine.
The are water nut (singhara), lotus reed, stem of the lotus, tuber of the plant cuperus tuberosus and pineapple. In addition, the sufferer from thyroid gland must follow the general principals of nature cure and take a natural diet.
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* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.