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A 38-year-old female asked:

Being vitamin deficient ( never taking any vitamins) til now. could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems.

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Last updated Jan 25, 2014

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