Iodine

What is Iodine?

Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53. Iodine is needed for the normal metabolism of cells. Humans need iodine for normal thyroid function, and for the production of thyroid hormones. Iodized salt is table salt with iodine added.

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I have Graves' disease which lead to two iodine treatments and a thyroidectomy in which hey found a small tomour.

But what I was wondering is it...

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Brief Answer:
You can eat iodine!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You are very free and safe to eat iodine containing foods. We all need it and there is no...

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Can Povidine iodine be used to clean area of Pilonidal cyst

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Please give additional information.

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Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Please give some...

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i have a goiter. Is it smart to take an iodine supplement?

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Brief Answer:
Goiter

Detailed Answer:
Not unless you are iodine deficient.

A random urine test for Iodine and creatinine gives a fair idea of your...

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