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What are treatment options for thyroid disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you have an underactive or overactive thyroid, you will likely need to take thyroid hormones to regulate its function. Radioactive iodine is another medication option to treat some thyroid disorders. Radioactive iodine works by decreasing the size of a goiter or thyroid cancer. If you have a large goiter that is causing difficulty breathing or swallowing, your doctor may recommend surgery.

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