... From everything I've been reading it seems almost everyone that is hypo has an iodine deficiency. Have you found that to be true? ... (4 replies)
... Back in January this year I read an article on an Iodine deficiency test whereby you paint on a tincture of iodine onto your skin and observe how long it takes to disappear. ... (2 replies)
... she has gone without her multivitamins which have 150 MCG of Iodine in them. I think you get where I am going with this. Right? ... (7 replies)
... It is my understanding that your thyroid needs iodine in order to function properly. ... (3 replies)
... I understand it is possible to have a false result on an iodine loading test. In my case, I suspected an iodine deficiency because I have never eaten seafood in my life, and about 3 years ago due to severe intolerances, removed all traces of gluten, dairy and soy from my diet. ... (3 replies)
... I started taking Armour about 2 weeks ago for clinical hypothyroidism. Also, my doctor had me do a 24 hour urine test for iodine deficiency. They called today and said it came back low and I have an appt. on Thursday to discuss this with him. What exactly does a low iodine level mean? ... (2 replies)
... If you're reading message boards only, you shouldn't assume "everyone" who's hypo is iodine deficient. Few doctors ever test for iodine deficiency, so few hypos can actually know whether they're deficient. It's a moot point anyway. ... (4 replies)
... Yes, Oldman, that is called the iodine patch test. I did that one and saw it gone in 24 hours. I'm not a big salt eater but I don't necessarily go out of my way to avoid it either. ... (5 replies)
... don't get other sources of iodine, there is a possibility of iodine deficiency. One study a few yrs. ... (5 replies)
... Can you be tested for iodine deficiency if you have been on a multivit with iodine? ... (5 replies)
... percent of what is applied to the skin actually gets absorbed, the rest evaporates or gets rubbed off if it is under your clothing, which is why doing the patch test really isn't an accurate way to test for iodine deficiency. ... (9 replies)
... This is all new to me although I don't eat any salt and rarely eat seafood so I guess it could be a possibility. Here in Australia, iodine deficiency is supposed to be rare too but my doctor said it's become more common in recent years. ... (3 replies)
... so I believe I have been harboring an iodine deficiency. ... (3 replies)
... I am somewhat desperate. I have looked for a different doc but there are none in my area. I noticed a post about a hypo member putting a swab of iodine on their skin to see if they are iodine deficient. I put iodine on my stomach and with in a few hours it was gone. I put more on and the same thing happened. ... (8 replies)
... Searching through the archives I found posts on testing for iodine deficiency by painting iodine on abdomen and waiting to see if it will absorb in 24 hours. On the Mercola site I saw same test, but it said 48 hours. ... (2 replies)
... yourself thryoid cure" sense I am at my witts end and know my body is telling me something is wrong... but my thyroid test says "normal" I am ready to try anything. ... (5 replies)
... In the 11 years I've been a member here, you're the first person I've met who had taken an iodine loading test. ... (3 replies)
... For future reference, always include the lab range for each test result. I'm assuming that this FT4 range is similar to the most commonly used one in the US, which is . ... (7 replies)
... The only time iodine is appropriate for hypothyroidism is if the hypothyroidism was caused by iodine deficiency. Americans are rarely deficient in iodine. ... (6 replies)
... Happy to help.
Yes, many, many moons ago, iodine deficiency caused goiter and/or hypothyroidism.
However, the typical American diet consists of something like 7 times the RDA for iodine.
Iodine interferes with the metabolism of thyroid hormone.
As with everything, moderation is key. (9 replies)