Iodine Deficiency is the commonest worldwide cause of thyroid disorders. A low iodine diet may cause hypothyroidism, an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre) and may affect fertility, pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in newborns. High intakes of iodine may cause some of the same symptoms as iodine deficiency—including goiter, elevated TSH levels, and hypothyroidism. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism can also result from high iodine intakes, usually when iodine is administered to treat iodine deficiency.
Iodine is a naturally occurring element found in sea vegetables and plants. Iodine is essential for the body and can be detected in every organ and tissue with higher levels found in the thyroid, heart, liver, lungs, adrenals and immune system. Proper levels of this element aid in the production of thyroid hormones. However, too much or too little Iodine may contribute to common thyroid disorders.
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