Iodine is an essential mineral required by the thyroid gland to synthesise thyroid hormones. The mineral, which boasts potent antioxidant properties, also helps to regulate the immune system and modulate oestrogen functions. At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we can provide accurate iodine testing to detect iodine deficiencies.
The Importance of Iodine Testing
Iodine deficiency is becoming an increasingly serious problem. Research suggests that deficiencies have risen over the last two decades, increasing from just 2.6% to an alarming 11.7%. Iodine deficiency is especially problematic for expecting mothers, as it can contribute to increased perinatal death and infant mortality. For this reason, iodine testing should be organised as part of any preconception assessments to greatly reduce the risk of serious complications.
Additionally, iodine deficiency has been linked to a range of other health problems and symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, decreased fertility and low moods. If you experience any of these symptoms, iodine testing can determine if you’re suffering from a deficiency.
Contact Us Today
When it comes to Iodine testing, there’s no better choice than Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic. Contact us today for more information and further assistance. Simply call us on (03) 9686 2566 or enquire online.