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Offline Ruth

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« on: 23/01/2008 12:04:16 »
Anyone know anything about this? Seems it is a global problem and a likely cause of my illness of 27 yrs causing undiagnosed hypothyroid since my teens.

http://iodine4health.com/body/body.htm [nofollow]
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« Reply #1 on: 23/01/2008 15:11:50 »
I thought this was now very rare in the Western world, as iodine, I thought, was routinely added to salt.  It certainly used to be common in the past (particularly ion inland areas).  It may still be an issue in some parts of the world, but have not heard of it being the case in the West (certainly not in the UK).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2008 15:13:02 »
interesting....when you  had blood tests you should have had your T3 and T4 tested?  if not, complain and demand one now!  if you did and they came back normal, its unlikely to be iodine deficiency - basically, T3 is triiodothyronine which is the precursor to T4 (thyroxine)
T3 is made up of 3 iodine molecules, and obviously, addition of a 4th makes T4, or thyroxine.....
i am hoping your healthcare provider will have the brains to check your T3 & T4 levels anyways..

Scarily enough - excessive intake of iodine can ALSO cause hypothyroidism and a goiter to appear (lump around front of neck)...

the relationship between iodine and the thyroid gland is a complicated one though...but if you ARE worried about your iodine levels, a simple urine test can show your iodine levels...most hypothyroidisms are caused by autoimmune reactions rather than low iodine intake though....sorry i cant be of more help :-/
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/03/2008 22:50:42 »
Hi Ruth,

Interesting link.
Could you explain better your long lasting, undiagnosed hypothyroid condition?
Was iodine deficiency the real cause?
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« Reply #5 on: 19/03/2008 13:29:55 »
Sorry to be so long getting back. I was alittle put off using this site after some rather accusatory comments.
My story really is too long to explain on a forum.
I have professional backing behind me but as yet have had no "scientific" tests. I got rather fed up with tests and now seem to now be getting well without them!
Goes back to my teens and I have had very clear hypothyroid symptoms since then.
Patient UK "subclinical hypothyroidism" explans this fully and how this is often missed.
My symptoms include electrosensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivies among many other.
I have just become a volunteer for Electrosensitivity UK who are a charity to raise awareness and recogniton for this real condition. In Sweden a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with this and claiming diability. Safe hospital wings have been built and a whole village for sufferers to recouperate. Canada too now recognise this.
It has been a very long and lonely journey and in the end, the need to be believed becomes a almost as bad s the illness itself. To not be believed especially by people you love is very hard indeed.
My youngest sister (34) has Down's Syndrome and only recently diagnosed autism and I believe that this is linked in some way.
My mother has also had hypothyroid symptoms and this is why, with everything else and what I have learned, I believe iodine deficiency has at least had an input on mine and my familys health.
I do not claim to be a scientist but since iodine is thought to be needed to detox heavy metals it would all seem logical and make sense.
Lots of info on iodine deficiency including breast and prostate cancer. Just google it!
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« Reply #6 on: 25/03/2008 21:22:37 »
And heres another very interesting link. I am going to try to get holf of the journal.
Can anyone shed any light on this please?
http://grande.nal.usda.gov/ibids/index.php?mode2=detail&origin=ibids_references&therow=450023 [nofollow]
Thank you.
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