Iodine Deficiency

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Adequate iodine intake is a very important issue related to the development of intelligence in a child, thyroid function in adults, reproductive health. Currently, iodine deficiency is recognized by the World Health Organization as the most common but most easily preventable cause of brain and intelligence development in children. Iodine is an indispensable micromineral for the thyroid gland to produce hormones.

Thyroid hormones have important functions on many organs in the body, primarily the brain, and in vital processes. When these hormones are not secreted enough november muscles, heart, kidney and especially the developing brain are negatively affected.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, iodine deficiency is detected in more than 2 billion people worldwide, and close to 50 million of them experience serious symptoms, including brain damage. The enlargement of the thyroid due to iodine deficiency is called goiter. The best way to prevent iodine deficiency is to first detect iodine deficiency by a urine test, and then complete this deficiency with proper nutritional supplements and nutrients.

MD. Coşkun ÖZER

GENERAL SURGERY SPECIALIST