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How does diffuse goiter affect the body?

If you have diffuse goiter, your thyroid may be producing more hormone than your body needs. This can cause your heart rate to increase and your metabolism to speed up, which can result in unintended weight loss. Diffuse goiter can also affect sleep patterns and energy levels. Some people may also experience anxiety.

The eyes can also be affected by diffuse goiter. They will tend to bulge slightly out of the sockets and may haveoreign objects and dryness.

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