Symptoms of iodine deficiency during pregnancy
Hello, I am a 26 years old female. I am 4 months pregnant. My doctor prescribed me an iodine test as I complained about weight gain and fatigue. Can anyone tell me about other symptoms of iodine deficiency during pregnancy?
@sharline Hello, Iodine during pregnancy is essential for your baby's developing brain, skeleton, and nervous system. You need more iodine than usual when you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Iodine is found in dairy products, eggs, and seafood – and about half of all table salt is enriched with iodine to prevent deficiencies. You probably won't need an iodine supplement during pregnancy as long as your prenatal vitamin contains iodine and you eat a balanced diet. Symptoms from a lack of iodine include an enlarged thyroid gland, fatigue, weakness, depression, intolerance to cold, and weight gain.