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what is dexa and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

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Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dexa?iodide saturate: Not sure 'bout DEXA (?Bone density scan?); ki is elemental iodine which is taken up by thyroid. Thyroid needs iodide to make thyroid hormone, but taking ki can cause either hyper- or hypo- thyroidism. Ki was used in japan after nuclear accident to keep people's thyroid from taking up radioactive iodine.
Answered on Jul 16, 2016
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