INTRODUCTION: Both hypothyroidism and zinc deficiency have been diagnosed over a long time. The endemic character of both disorders inspired an investigation into the relationship between these two phenomena. Zinc has a role in multiple metabolic processes; therefore, zinc depletion may lead to a serious and prolonged illness. It is well known that changes of zinc levels may correlate with changes in thyroid functions and vice versa. Nevertheless, despite this evidence, thyroid dysfunction does not always improve after zinc supplementation, even in cases of low zinc levels. This review reveals the complexity of the relationship between hypothyroid and zinc deficiency and discusses the options for evaluation and treatment of this mutual relationship.
|Translated title of the contribution||INTERDEPENDENCY BETWEEN ZINC AND THYROID GLAND: THE DISCUSSION IS TO BE CONTINUED|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)