Thyroidectomy - surgical removal of Thyroid

by Pam H.

Hi thanks so much for this opportunity to "ask."

I had my thyroid removed 22 years ago as a result of radiation treatments to shrink my thymus, when I was three weeks old.

My question is, does lack of a functioning thyroid change my need for iodine in any way?

I know that the body has iodine needs beyond the thyroid. I was wondering about level of need.

Thank you so much for your wonderful website. You share such great information in an easy to understand format.



I referred to my most valuable source for information to help you - Dr. Brownstein who wrote "Iodine - Why You need it and why you can't live without It."

He wrote about a patient who had his thyroid removed. He was placed on Synthroid, gained a substantial amount of weight and never "felt" right after that.

It was discovered that the patient had a high level of bromide in his system. See this site for information on that. He was prescribed 50 mg. of Iodoral day, went through a detox program an dropped the weight.

So, the answer to your question is, "yes" you still need an iodine supplement for your body which can be accomplished with taking Iodoral. This will be found in the Store on this site.

I hope that answers your question. Let me know how you do.

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