How do I know if I have an iodine deficiency?

A person may have low iodine levels without showing symptoms. One of the most reliable way to check your iodine intake is to ask your Naturopath to order a urine test. Your naturopath may also use a blood test to ensure that your thyroid hormone levels are normal.
The most visible consequence of iodine deficiency can be a goitre or enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can be difficult to detect in the early stages, especially in children. An ultrasound is the best method to measure the size, shape and texture of the thyroid.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism – which can be related to low iodine levels or other forms of ‘underactive’ thyroid disease – include:

  • Lethargy and tiredness, muscular weakness and constant fatigue

  • Feeling cold (even on warm days)

  • Difficulty concentrating, slowed mental processes and poor memory

  • Unusual weight gain

  • Depression

  • Thick puffy skin or puffiness of the face

  • Hair loss

  • Dry Skin

  • Constipation

  • Weak, slow heart beat

  • Enlarged thyroid or goitre

If you are experiencing any of the above - Contact Clinic today to order your Iodine test

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