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How do you know if you have an iodine deficiency?

How do you know if you have an iodine deficiency?

You don't: If you live in the us there is lots of i in the diet - even if people think they are avoiding iodinated salt. In the world i deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and large swarths of western china have i deficiency. In this country 85% of hypothyroidism is due to hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Can iodine deficiency cause chronic clinical depression?

Can iodine deficiency cause chronic clinical depression?

Thyroid, Depression: The thyroid gland requires an adequate supply of iodine to function normally. If there is a lack of iodine (which is unusual in the us), or if there is a problem with the functioning of the thyroid, then it is not uncommon for people to have some of the symptoms of depression. Technically, this is not diagnosed as depression; instead, it is called "depression secondary to thyroid insufficiency". ...Read more

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My friend has underactive thyroid medically due to iodine deficiency, she moved from Africa to the uk, would a diet high in iodine cure the illness?

My friend has underactive thyroid medically due to iodine deficiency, she moved from Africa to the uk, would a diet high in iodine cure the illness?

Possibly : There are no tests to confirm iodine insufficiency. When iodine deficiency is seen in an entire population, it is best managed by ensuring that common foods that people eat contain sufficient levels of iodine.The primary complication of iodine therapy for iodine deficiency is development of hyperthyroidism. This may occur, especially in patients older than 45 years, because of autonomous nodules. ...Read more

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Iodine deficiency is the cause of the goitre. what's drug to take to shrink it.

Iodine deficiency is the cause of the  goitre. what's drug to take to shrink it.

Goiter: Iodine containing foods. See the link below for more information http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/natural-foods-high-in-iodine.php ...Read more

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At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

Months: Iodine deficiency is uncommon in the USA and civilized countries given the presence of iodized salt and the relative availability of seafood. It is still a sizable problem in the developing world however. It would probably take at least a month or two (if not longer) before a low iodine diet would lead to clinical hypothyroidism. The use of iodized salt generally will prevent this problem. ...Read more

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Effect of iodine deficiency?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

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What happens with iodine deficiency?

Low thyroid : Iodine is an essential mineral and the body must have it to make thyroid hormone. There is recent evidence that low intake may increase the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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What happens when you have iodine deficiency?

What happens when you have iodine deficiency?

Iodine deficiency: Slow down. Check with your doctor about your thyroid levels and also have the doctor discuss iodine deficiency. There most likely will be no problems. ...Read more

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What are some solutions to iodine deficiency?

What are some solutions to iodine deficiency?

Iodine: If your iodine levels are low your doctor should have told you and then how to correct it. Iodine is easy to take but don't take too much. What is too much? Your doctor MUST tell you! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an iodine deficiency?

You don't: If you live in the us there is lots of i in the diet - even if people think they are avoiding iodinated salt. In the world i deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and large swarths of western china have i deficiency. In this country 85% of hypothyroidism is due to hashimoto's disease. ...Read more