Iodine is the most important element which is used to make thyroid hormones. So, deficiency of iodine in our body leads to hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism condition in the body cannot make enough thyroid hormones.
Iodine deficiency also impacts in Pregnancy which leads to congenital abnormalities in new born.
Signs and Symptoms of Iodine deficiency:
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol levels
Deficiency of iodine diagnosis can be done by urine sample tests, blood test and various pathological tests and helps in treatment of thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism, maintenance of TSH hormone levels.