Are you at risk of iodine deficiency? Many women who are concerned about their health have heard about iodine. However, many times we are told that iodine deficiency is a third world issue. You don’t have to be concerned if you live in the United States.
The article I am sharing with you was written by Indian author Manav Mander to bring awareness to Global Iodine Deficiency Day which was October 21. The point I would like to make is that with thyroid disease on the rise here in the U.S. maybe we are a little too confident that we have enough iodine in our diets.
Iodine is needed to produce thyroid hormones, which regulate every cell in your body. Adequate thyroid hormones are also necessary for a woman to become pregnant and avoid miscarriage. So, if you are at risk of iodine deficiency you may not be able to get pregnant or carry a baby to full term.
Are you experiencing long periods? You know, the ones that go on for days! According to Wendy Goodall McDonald, M.D., if your period lasts for more than 7 or 8 days there could be a medical issue for that neverending flow!
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Have a great week!