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During Pregnancy, Iodine Is Important

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Dr. Lazarus encourages pregnant women to take proper care of their health during this particularly taxing period in their lives. Pregnancy is a drain on the body in any number of ways. Vitamin supplements are a good means of protecting themselves from a multitude of potential health issues.

One such important health issue is getting sufficient iodine in relation to thyroid. Regularly taking a vitamin supplement with iodine is an excellent choice, in his view.

Dr. Lazarus:

The only therapy that is important is to ensure that the woman is taking enough iodine in relation to thyroid. It is important that a pregnant woman takes in about 250 mcg of iodine a day, and if that means taking a vitamin supplement with iodine in it, then that should be done.

Generally in the United States, although iodine levels have fallen in the last decade, there is still normally sufficient iodine for normal pregnancy to occur.

About Dr. Lazarus, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.E.:
Dr. John Lazarus is a clinical professor of clinical endocrinology at Cardiff University at Cardiff School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom at the Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences. The Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences (CEDS) aims to undertake cutting edge laboratory-based and clinical research in the fields of endocrinology and diabetes.

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