Iodine Deficiency can affect almost all body systems. It can adversely lead to restricted functioning of our endocrine glands especially the thyroid. Dr. Gopaljee Sharma, Consultant Physician at Kailash Hospital Dehradun elaborates on the causes & symptoms of iodine deficiency. He also emphasizes on the bad effects of iodine deficiency on the Brain and states that it can cause many neuro disorders. Dr. Gopal advices to include iodine-rich diet & supplements during pregnancy to avoid stillbirths or babies with brain problems.
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