Iodine supplements are usually prescribed for people suffering from or showing symptoms of Goiter and other thyroid related ailments. Iodine in its pure form and also in its derived forms is very essential for the body but at the same time, excess iodine content in the body can cause severe health complications, which can be worse than the complications that arise out of its deficiency. It is therefore important to regulate the iodine intake with proper prescription and also under expert supervision. Iodine content is naturally available in food items like Greens, vegetables and some types of fruits. But often, this natural content is not enough for the body and additional supplements through fortified foods like Table salt and other daily food items.
The symptoms of iodine deficiency are similar to those of other ailments and so, it is not easy to identify this during early stages. Lethargy, weight gain, puffy face, muscle aches, etc. are the initial symptoms and they can be easily misconstrued for other less serious ailments. People suffering from these symptoms must get themselves checked for deficiency of iodine and take proper treatment to avoid complications.