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What do I need to know about caring for someone with nontoxic goiter?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Be sure someone with a goiter is taking any medications as recommended by his or her doctor. Sometimes it is not necessary to medicate a goiter right away, but watch for new symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing. Also be sure the person is getting enough iodine in his or her diet.

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