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How does toxic goiter affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have toxic goiter, your thyroid is producing more hormones than your body needs. This can cause your heart rate to increase and your metabolism to speed up, which can result in unintended weight loss. Toxic goiter can also affect sleep patterns and energy levels. Some people may also experience anxiety.

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