Iodine Levels

Iodine deficiency can affect many body systems. In adults, iodine deficiency can cause thyroid disorders; in children  mental development can be affected. Any child with a learning or behavioural disorder should have their iodine levels checked as soon as possible. If found to be deficient, supplementation is needed.

Iodine deficiency in Australia is a growing problem. See Iodine in our nutritional deficiencies section. A simple urine test identifies deficiency, but for accurate results in patients who have endocrine disorders, specific testing is needed. Fortunately, iodine deficiency in adults is easily corrected.

 


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