Toxic multinodular goiter; Plummer's disease
- Antithyroid drugs (propylthiouracil, methimazole)
- Radioactive iodine
Beta blockers (propranolol) can control some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism until thyroid hormone levels in the body are under control.
Because toxic nodular goiter is mainly a disease of the elderly, other
Atrial fibrillation Congestive heart failure
- Rapid heart rate
- Bone loss leading to
Thyroid crisis or storm is an
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased mental alertness
Immediate hospitalization is necessary.
Complications of having a very large goiter may include difficulty breathing. This is due to pressure on the airway passage that lies behind the thyroid.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this disorder. Follow the health care provider's recommendations for follow-up visits.