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How do medications treat diffuse goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Medication can be used to regulate an imbalance in your thyroid hormones. If your thyroid is severely overactive, you will likely need thyroid hormone medication. Radioactive iodine is another kind of medication doctors use to treat diffuse goiter. The iodine kills excess thyroid cells, however sometimes after using this medication people become dependent on other thyroid medication to produce the right amount of thyroid hormone.

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