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Are there alternative treatments for goiter?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
There generally are no alternative treatments for goiter. Some sources claim that goiters are often caused by a deficiency of iodine, but this is rare in the United States and other developed countries. Most people get adequate iodine in their diet, and iodine supplements are typically not helpful.

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