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What is diffuse goiter?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Goiter occurs when your thyroid gland enlarges. Diffuse goiter, also known as Graves disease, happens when your thyroid is overactive. When your thyroid is overactive, it produces more of the hormones than the body needs.

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