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What are treatment options for toxic goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You may need to take thyroid hormones to regulate your thyroid's function. If your goiter is so large that it is causing difficulty swallowing or breathing, your doctor may recommend surgery. Radioactive iodine treatment can also decrease the function of an overactive thyroid.

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