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Iodine Deficiency, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases

Iodine Deficiency, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases

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Iodine Deficiency, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases

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Dec 10, 2014
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9781311923271
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Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormone
Iodine deficiency is an important health problem
Iodine is needed for the normal metabolism of the body
Without the thyroid hormone a person cannot live normally

Iodine Deficiency is a silent disease
Severity of Iodine deficiency is inversely related to age
One cause of Iodine deficiency is malabsorption
The other cause is poor food intake function

It is a cause of low thyroid or Hypothyroidism
The low thyroid hormones can reduce metabolism
There may be depression or sadness
The body may feel fatigue and tiredness

Prevention of Iodine Deficiency is as important as treatment.
Treatment of Iodine Deficiency is taking iodine supplements
And a diet containing more seafood and iodized salt,
Yogurt, cow's milk and eggs are also good for adults

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Iodine Deficiency

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. The goal of Iodine Deficiency treatment is the prevention of hypothyroidism and goiter.

Iodine is used to prevent iodine deficiency and its consequences including goiter.

It is also used for:

a. treating a skin disease caused by a fungus (cutaneous sporotrichosis);

b. treating fibrocystic breast disease;

c. preventing breast cancer, eye disease, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke;

d. as an expectorant.

Iodine is also used in the form of potassium iodide for radiation emergencies to protect the thyroid gland against radioactive iodides.

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21⁄2 hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Iodine

Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones which regulates metabolic rate, growth and promote protein synthesis.

It is found in seafood, seaweeds, iodized salt.

Iodine a trace mineral is required by the body for the synthesis of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

T4 contains 4 iodine atoms.

When one of the iodine atoms is stripped off of T4, it becomes T3 with 3 iodine atoms remaining.

Under normal circumstances the body contains approximately 20 to 30 mg of iodine, most of which is stored in the thyroid gland located in the front of the neck just under the voice box.

Smaller amounts of iodine are also found in lactating mammary glands, the stomach lining, salivary glands and in the blood.

As a component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), iodine is essential to human life.

Without sufficient iodine, the body is unable to synthesize these hormones and because the thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body and play a role in virtually all physiological functions, an iodine deficiency can have a devastating impact on the health and well-being.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Introduction

Chapte

Éditeur:
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Dec 10, 2014
ISBN:
9781311923271
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Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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Iodine Deficiency, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases - Kenneth Kee

Iodine

Deficiency

A

Simple

Guide

To

Condition,

Treatment

And

Related Diseases

by

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2014 Smashwords Edition

Published By Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin

This book describes the Iodine Deficiency, Treatment and Associated Diseases or in vernacular terms

(What You Need to Treat and Cope with Iodine Deficiency)

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Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

Ode To Iodine Deficiency

Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormone

Iodine deficiency is an important health problem

Iodine is needed for the normal metabolism of the body

Without the thyroid hormone a person cannot live normally

Iodine Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Iodine deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Iodine deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function

It is a cause of low thyroid or Hypothyroidism

The low thyroid hormones can reduce metabolism

There may be depression or sadness

The body may feel fatigue and tiredness

Prevention of Iodine Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Iodine Deficiency is taking iodine supplements

And a diet containing more seafood and iodized salt,

Yogurt, cow's milk and eggs are also good for adults

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Iodine Deficiency

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. The goal of Iodine Deficiency treatment is the prevention of hypothyroidism and goiter.

Iodine is used to prevent iodine deficiency and its consequences including goiter.

It is also used for:

a. treating a skin disease caused by a fungus (cutaneous sporotrichosis);

b. treating fibrocystic breast disease;

c. preventing breast cancer, eye disease, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke;

d. as an expectorant.

Iodine is also used in the form of potassium iodide for radiation emergencies to protect the thyroid gland against radioactive iodides.

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them.

Chapter 1

Iodine

What is Iodine?

Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones which regulates

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