by Diana Leslie
(Stonington, CT USA)

Can I have a iodine deficiency after a thyroidectomy? How should I treat it?


That's a good question.

I did some research and found that Dr. Brownstein, the leading specialist in iodine deficiency states the following:

"Many patients and doctors believe that iodine is necessary only for thyroid gland functioning, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Iodine is utilized by every cell in the body. It is concentrated in all the glands, including the adrenals, ovaries, uterus, and breasts.

The largest amount of iodine in the body is in the fat cells. The muscles and skin also contain a large amount of iodine. You can’t make a hormone without adequate iodine levels.

Even if you have had a thyroidectomy, the rest of your body requires and utilizes iodine."

For treatment, please review the following pages:

Iodine Supplements

Iodine Pills

And try this Iodine Patch Test to see if you are iodine deficient.

I hope this helps you.

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