District Zhob : IDD sensitisation Seminar has been conducted by Nutrition Program Balochistan
Zhob: 20. December. 2018
IDD sensitisation Seminar has been conducted by Nutrition Program Balochistan , talking to the ocassion said by experts and District Nutrition Officer Zhob Mr. Alamgir Khan Mandokhail said Iodine is an element that's required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones . They said Since the body does not produce iodine on its own, it needs to come from dietary sources—and striking the right balance is key.
A deficiency of iodine can have serious effects on the body. The symptoms of its deficiency include frustration, depression, mental retardation, poor perception levels, goiter, abnormal weight gain, decreased fertility, coarse skin, chances of stillbirth in expectant mothers, constipation, and fatigue. In severe cases, mental retardation associated with diseases such as cretinism, characterized by physical malformations, can be the result, they added. In addition they elaborated that According to WHO reports, this deficiency is one of the leading causes of mental retardation all over the world. The speakers urged all the stakeholders to senisitze the masses in using iodized salt in their daily usage.