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Are there alternative treatments for nontoxic goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Sometimes, lifestyle alterations can reduce the size of your goiter. Monitor your iodine intake. Often goiters are caused by a lack of iodine, so eating foods that are high in iodine or using iodized salt can help. In a few cases, too much iodine can also lead to a goiter, so talk to your doctor about whether you need to alter your diet.

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