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Is goiter serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A goiter itself is not necessarily serious, but it can be a sign of a more serious condition. Goiters can develop due to an underactive or overactive thyroid. If your thyroid function is too slow or too fast, your heart rate, metabolism, and other bodily functions can be affected.

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