Incidence of physiological goitre among students aged 17-25 yearsa questionnaire based study

Nashwah Hinaz

Aim : To identify whether young adults aged 17-25 years have signs of physiological goitre.

Objective : To identify the incidences of goitre and its effects among the young adults.
Background: Physiological goitre presents as a uniform, smooth, painless swelling of the thyroid gland, mainly in girls and women between 17and 25 especially during menstruation and pregnancy. It appears to be about equally common everywhere

Reasons :Physiological goitre is harmless but it can lead to thyroid disfunction later in life. Hence awareness and knowledge about the same is necessary. Therefore the survey helps to assess the issue.

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