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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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I have simple diffuse goiter. Is there a way to treat it?

Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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I  have simple diffuse goiter. Is there a way to treat it?

Thyroid hormone: For recemt goiters. If very old, no response. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What are the foods good for diffuse goiter? And what are the food to to avoid?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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What are the foods good for diffuse goiter? And what are the food to to avoid?

Please refocus: If you have a diffuse goiter, you need to find the cause. If you have graves' or are iodine deficient (does your town use iodized salt?), your health will be ruined without real, scientific treatment. If you are one of the many millions of folks who just has a big thyroid, diet's not going to affect it; if you / your dr feel it needs to be treated, scientific medicine once again can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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How do you diagnose diffuse toxic goiter?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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How do you diagnose  diffuse toxic goiter?

Exam, lab and US: In order to know if you have a goiter ( a swelling of the thyroid gland) a simple hands on exam is adequate. To know if it is toxic one would need a review of symptoms and a lab test (tsh). To know if it is diffuse one could use history and exam pretty reliably or obtain an ultrasound definitively ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What is the best treament for diffuse toxic goiter?Im a hyperthyroidtism

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

Dr. Alan Feldman
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I have a diffuse toxic goiter or also known as grave's disease. Currently, I am under medication. What food should I eat and avoid? Thank you!

Avoid excess iodine: The only dietary restriction with Graves disease is to avoid excess iodine in your diet, such as kelp, seaweed. Also try to avoid having a radiologic study that requires IV contrast that contains iodine. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is it permanent?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is it permanent?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the goiter and treatment choice you made to treat the graves' disease. If you choose radioactive iodine, the goiter will shrink but will not go away completely. If you choose anti-thyroid drug, the goiter might shrink even slower. Surgery will obviously take care of the whole thing. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is there a possibility that my goiter will disappear after my hormones back to normal?

Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is there a possibility that my goiter will disappear after my hormones back to normal?

Graves Disease: It is possible for your thyroid to shrink once your hormone levels are corrected, but it is not very probable. Typically, once thyroid levels are corrected, it usually keeps the thyroid from continued growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Generally yes: Hyperthyroidism refers to the thyroid over-producing thyroid hormone leading to higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood. "toxic" in the case of toxic goiter is short for thyrotoxic (having higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and toxic goiter means that in addition to high thyroid hormone levels, the thyroid is enlarged. Often if you have one, you have both. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennie Law
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How to control a goiter?

Dr. Jennie Law
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How to control a goiter?

Depends on cause: If it is a diffuse goiter, it may be caused by high tsh, which can arise in hypothyroidism or iodine deficiency (rare in usa, as salt is iodinated) or excessive goitrogens in susceptible ppl (like cauliflower). Treating the hypothyroidism can slow growth, if the above is the cause. If enlarging modules is the cause, surgery. Depends on cause, radioactive iodine may help. ...Read more

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