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Iodine deficiency is defined as the lack of trace element iodine in the body. This may lead to goiter as well as cretinism, conditions that are related to developmental delays and other health problems. The common symptoms of iodine deficiency include thyroid problems, mental imbalances such as depression and anxiety, mental retardation, fetal hypothyroidism and autism.
HOW IS IODINE DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
The addition to observing the characteristic signs and symptoms of iodine deficiency a general physician could recommend a urine iodine collection test. Another widely used test is a iodine skin test.
HOW IS IODINE DEFICIENCY TREATED?
Treatment for the same includes eating a diet that is rich in iodine that includes tofu, sushi, kelp, nori, etc. Additionally, use of iodised salt in the diet is also recommended. Medications are also given to balance the hormones and thyroid levels in the body.
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients who are suffering from this problem are at a high risk of developing hyperthyroidism later because of long-standing goiters.