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Sunday, October 21, 2018

iodine Deficiency

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day or World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed each year on the 23rd of October. IDD have become a major public health problem worldwide In the world today there is around 1/3 of the entire world population at risk of iodine deficiency disorders

Iodine is a micronutrient that is required for human growth and development. Iodine poor health is often the result of the poor health:

  • enlargement of thyroid gland
  • Mental Illness including subnormal intelligence, mental retardation, impaired cognitive development in children and brain damage.  
  • neuromuscular weakness and spasticity (muscle stiffness)
  • stunted physical and mental growth
  • Stillbirth and Spontaneous abortion in pregnant women
  • Congenital abnormalities such as deaf-mutism (inability to speak) and dwarfism.
  • Defect in vision, hearing, and speech
The most noted way to get iodine is through salt There are other ways that iodine can be found. Through foods like milk, eggs, seaweed, shellfish, seafood, meat, cereal grains Besides nutrition there rae other risks that can cause iodine deficiency 

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