CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 20, 2014

Iodine Deficiency Information: Part 2

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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IODINE DEFICIENCY INFORMATION: Part 2

Previous Articles:

Iodine Deficiency: My Story

Iodine Deficiency Information: Part 1

DISCLAIMER: This article represents information I gleaned from the Internet articles (some well-referenced) on iodine deficiency in adults. It is not and should not take the place of medical advice. I encourage you to talk with your health care providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) about your interest in, questions about, and/or use of iodine and what may be best for your overall health.

This is the second part of an article disclosing the research results of my Internet research on iodine deficiency in older adults.

WHAT ARE THE TESTS FOR IODINE DEFICIENCY?

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Thyroid hormone levels are determined by a blood test. NOTE: Hypothyroidism can occur even without abnormalities in measured thyroid hormone levels.

The body eliminates 90% of its daily ingestion of in the urine. Therefore, the urinary level of iodine is a good indication of the amount of iodine in the body****

For individuals the most common medical test for diagnosing iodine deficiency is a 24-hour (more…)

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