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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 225) Last page : ( 229)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2017.00035.1

Daily dose, in a Dot

Patel Kintu1,*, Patel Sankalp2, Dr. Shah Samir K.3

1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Sardar Patel College of Pharmacy, Anand

2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Quality Assurance, Sardar Patel College of Pharmacy, Anand

3Principal, Dept. of Pharmacology, Sardar Patel College of Pharmacy, Anand

*Corresponding Author E-mail: katty6592@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.

Abstract

Iodine is a vital micronutrient required at all stages of life. It is concentrated in thyroid gland for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Drinking water and crops grown in iodine rich soil are the most important sources of iodine. Leeching of iodine and ultra-violate radiation contribute to the development of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). It mainly affects infant and children due to maternal iodine deficiency. A deficiency of thyroid hormone from any cause will lead to severe retardation of growth and maturation of almost all organ systems. In Asia, IDD is continuously increased from 4% to 50% among school children. Number of treatments are available for the IDD. However, the tribal population is considered to be one of the most disadvantaged groups in accessing the health care services and various other health policies. The Nashik based Neelvasant medical foundation & research centre established a new technique for the tribal women. They have made iodine patches in the form of different coloured bindis and distributed it among the tribal women. Around 80-90per cent of Indian women wear bindis. It is the best way to deal with the problem. The project is already started and ready to enter in its second phase. Where, larger number of population are covered.

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Keywords

Iodine, Iodine deficiency disease (IDD), Iodine patches, lifesaving dot.

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