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Dr. Steve Martinez
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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


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What are the foods good for diffuse goiter? And what are the food to to avoid?

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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How do you diagnose diffuse toxic goiter?

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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What is the best treament for diffuse toxic goiter?Im a hyperthyroidtism

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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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!

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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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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I have graves disease and diffuse goiter.. Is there a possibility that my goiter will disappear after my hormones back to normal?

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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Is a goiter painful?

Is a goiter painful?

Painful goiter: It can be -- infection can cause goiter and pain. This is called acute thyroiditis. Most goiters are painless. ...Read more

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