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Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) are one of the biggest worldwide public health problem of today. Their effect is hidden and profoundly affects the quality of human life. When iodine requirements are not met, the thyroid may no longer be able to synthesize sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone. The resulting low-level of thyroid hormones in the blood is the principal factor responsible for the series of functional and developmental abnormalities, collectively referred to as IDD. Iodine deficiency is a significant cause of mental developmental problems in children, including implications on reproductive functions and lowering of IQ levels in school-aged children.
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?
Iodized salt has been the mainstay of treatment for iodine deficiency worldwide, including in the United States. Injections of iodized oil are occasionally used in regions of the world where widespread iodized salt use is not possible. Iodination of water supplies also has been effective in some places.