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Iodine deficiency, more than cretinism and goiter - Source: Medical Hypotheses, Aug 12, 2008

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By RH Verheesen, CM Schweitzer • www.ProHealth.com • August 16, 2008


Recent reports of the World Health Organization show iodine deficiency to be a worldwide occurring health problem. As iodine status is based on median urinary iodine excretion, even in countries regarded as iodine sufficient, a considerable part of the population may be iodine deficient.

Iodine is a key element in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and as a consequence, severe iodine deficiency results in hypothyroidism, goiter, and cretinism with the well known biochemical alterations.

However, it is also known that iodine deficiency may give rise to clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism without abnormality of thyroid hormone values.

This led us to the hypothesis that iodine deficiency may give rise to subtle impairment of thyroid function leading to clinical syndromes resembling hypothyroidism or diseases that have been associated with the occurrence of hypothyroidism.

We describe several clinical conditions possibly linked to iodine deficiency, a connection that has not been made thus far.

In this paper we will focus on the relationship between iodine deficiency and obesity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychiatric disorders, fibromyalgia, and malignancies.

Source: Medical Hypotheses, Aug 12, 2008. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18703293, by Verheesen RH, Schweitzer CM. Regionaal Reuma Centrum, Eindhoven; TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, Department of Internal Medicine, Tilburg, The Netherlands. [E-mail: rh.verheesen@mmc.nl]





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Hypothyroid and Fibro
Posted by: miastella
Aug 21, 2008
I'm glad that researchers are looking at these two disorders because I've long wondered about why they appear together so often. My hypothyroid started when I was in puberty and I believe a lot of fibro symptoms did too. The problem is, science seems to think that thyroid problems are handled with a couple of medications when really, most of us walk around with low grade thyroid symptoms while on those meds. There's still a lot more to learn about thyroid. My understanding is that the synthroid type meds help us absorb iodine, so more iodine isn't the answer. There might be another absorbtion route that's beens missed because of reliance on the drugs in place already.
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taking iodine
Posted by: jsshutt
Aug 23, 2008
My Naturopath put me on iodine and I went from being Hypo to Hyper thyroid in a few months. I now have to cut down on my thyroid meds as my thyroid is working again.

 

 
iodine deficiency
Posted by: smeyers
Aug 26, 2008
Miastella, I totally agree with you. I was born without a functioning thyroid or it was missing altogether (my mother isn't sure). I came really close to suffering from cretinism and only a really smart young doctor who came to the small town where I lived saved me and figured out it was a thyroid deficiency that was causing all my problems. But I've had fibromyalgia-like symptoms all my life.

 

 
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