Iodoprophylaxis is a practice aimed at ensuring the intake of iodine for the entire population to eliminate diseases caused by iodine insufficiency such as hypothyroidism.
THE THYROID: what it is and how it works
The thyroid is a gland, located at the front of the neck, which performs various functions throughout our life. The hormones produced by the thyroid regulate the growth and development of the nervous system in children and, in all ages, act on the cardiovascular and bone systems, on lipid and glucose metabolism and on the maintenance of energy levels. For the proper functioning of the thyroid, iodine is essential, the deficiency of which can cause goiter and neuro-cognitive disorders.