Doctors recommend that you pay attention to such manifestations.
One of the first symptoms of chronic lack of iodine is tiredness, lethargy and drowsiness.
Iodine is one of the essential trace elements involved in many physiological processes. Lack of iodine leads to serious disorders and requires timely treatment.
1. Chronic fatigue
One of the first symptoms of chronic lack of iodine is tiredness, lethargy and drowsiness. One of the main functions of the thyroid hormone is to provide the body with energy.
In most cases of chronic fatigue, lack of iodine is accompanied by muscle weakness. Such symptoms should encourage a person to consult with a physician.
This symptom of iodine deficiency can be observed with the naked eye. Most often due to lack of iodine, swelling occurs under the eyes, feet, and hands. Taking diuretics in this situation is not only useless but dangerous. When taking these medicines from the body, you rinse the nutrients, which results in the balance between salt and salt.
3. Menstrual cycle
In women, iodine deficiency is often accompanied by a menstrual cycle disorder, as it interferes with the common hormonal background. Long-term lack of iodine can develop infertility and premature menopause.
If the level of iodine develops during pregnancy, it negatively affects the fetus. Possible congenital abnormalities and even spontaneous abortion.
4. Reduced immunity
Frequent colds may be one of the symptoms of iodine deficiency. Iodine plays an important role in maintaining normal body resistance. If there is not enough iodine, the body becomes more susceptible to viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
5. anemia of iron deficiency
Reducing metabolic activity due to lack of iodine is often accompanied by a lack of iron in the blood. In such cases, anemia is generally not expressed in nature and is manifested in late phases of hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid activity associated with iodine deficiency). The patient was concerned about the noise in the ears, weakness, blush and dizziness.
Iodine is needed for the normal activity of the thyroid gland, which produces thyroxine and trijodiotironin hormones. They actively participate in metabolism. When iodine deficiency reduces hormone production and thus reduces metabolism. All this leads to accumulation of fat tissue. And the swelling problem, which is also characterized by a lack of iodine, only exacerbates the situation, contributing to the appearance of additional weight.
7. Fall of intelligence
The lack of iodine in the body leads to reduced attention, weak minds and intellect. Lack of iodine leads to reduced metabolism in brain cells, which lose the ability to remember, process information, and solve complex problems.
If the iodine deficiency is not resolved, depression may occur.