When Thyroid Hormone Levels Deteriorate

When Thyroid Hormone Levels Deteriorate


According to one study, about 4.  Thyroid hormone levels are uncommon in 20 million Indians.  It has also been indicated that 21 percent of thyroid patients around the world are from India alone.  Thyroid disorders are higher in women than in men.  The study found 26 percent of cases of thyroid disorder in women and only 24 percent in men.

There is a need to create awareness about the fact that iodine is an essential nutrient for the proper development of the human body.  An average person needs 150 micrograms of iodine per day.  Pregnant women need more iodine than normal women because iodine deficiency affects both pregnant women and their children.  Padma Shri Dr. President of Indian Medical Association (IMA)  K.  K.  Agarwal said, ‘Iodine.  Collects in the thyroid gland.  And this is important to the production of thyroxine (T3) and triiodothyronine (T4) thyroid hormones.

Thyroid hormone is required for the proper growth of cells.  They have a major role in increasing the metabolic rate of the body and the metabolism of proteins.  They determine the development of long bones and are necessary for brain development.  He said, ‘Thyroid hormones make fat and carbohydrates in cells.  Are directly related to metabolism.  If iodine is deficient in the diet of pregnant women, then goiter (thyroid enlargement), hypothyroidism, and brain weakness can occur in infants and mothers.

‘Dr.  Aggarwal said that when too much hormone is produced in the thyroid gland, there is hyperthyroidism and when its production is low, a condition of hypothyroidism arises.  Other common disorders of thyroid are Hashimoto’s disease, Grave disease, Goiter, and thyroid nodules.  He further said, ‘Women planning pregnancy should make sure.

Their diet consisted of sufficient iodine before becoming pregnant.  During pregnancy and lactation, the need for iodine is increased, so that enough thyroid is produced, which plays an important role in the child’s brain development.  A healthy and varied diet is needed to meet iodine requirements.

Dairy products are some good sources of iodine. That product made from grains.Fish,  seaweed

Shrimp, iodized salt is rich iodine sources. Some Good  Sources of Iodine is given below:


Iodized Salt:

Iodized salt help to decrease the occurrence of goiter and swelling in thyroid gland. Iodine content in iodized salt is 71mcg of iodine. It is helpful to treat high blood pressure.


It is the richest source of iodine in dairy products. Iodine is found in this seafood – two varieties of cheese – Cheddar and Mozzarella. The amount of iodine is varied on different types of cheese. Cottage cheese contains 65mcg while cheddar cheese contains 12mcg of iodine.


Iodine is found in this seafood. It is best natural source of iodine. This is the most rich cidasource of calp iodine. It is mainly 3 types of seaweed. Seaweed is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals.


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Egg yolk contains iodine. Eggs provide a lean sources of protein and healthy fats. So that eggs are also good sources of iodine. One large content contains 24mcg  of iodine.


Studies show that 250 ml of milk contains about 150 micrograms of iodine. It is the major source of iodine. One cup of milk contain 52-112% of iodine.


One cup of yogurt contains about 70 micrograms of iodine, that is, half the daily requirement.  It is also good for the stomach and is rich in calcium and protein.  Apart from these foods, there are some other good sources of iodine – bananas.  Strawberries, green leafy vegetables, onions, and sweet potatoes, grains, nuts and peanuts, barley, etc.  There is seafood.

Lima Beans:

Lima beans are a better choice to keep the heart-healthy. It contains fiber, magnesium, and folate. It is maesured that one cup of lima beans contains 16mcg of iodine or 10% of the daily value. They are also good sources for vegan. The amount of iodine can vary in fruits and vegetables.


It is a good source of iodine. It is protein-rich and low-calorie seafood. It provides us with vitamin B12 and phosphorous and other nutrients. Three ounces of shrimp contain 35mcg of iodine.