Can a thyroid patient undergo PRP?

Diet for hypothyroidism

In 1963 the first "iodized salt prophylaxis" was issued in Austria. 10 mg iodine had to be added to one kilogram of salt; in 1990 this value was increased to 20 mg. To compare the size: Adults need around 200 millionths of a gram of this trace element every day. With 5 grams of table salt per day, you get around 100 micrograms of iodine.


Essential for pregnant women

Pregnant women should consume around 230 micrograms (i.e. 230 millionth grams per day) of iodine a day to avoid damaging the unborn child. A temporary tablet-taking, as prescribed by the doctor, makes sense during this time.

If there is a lack of iodine, miscarriages or stillbirths can occur, later deafness, thyroid disorders or growth disorders. A typical iodine deficiency syndrome that was still common a few decades ago is referred to in medicine as "cretinism". The children showed damage to the skeleton, such as short stature, they were prone to hearing loss, deafness or intellectual disability. Today, children who are born in the hospital are usually subjected to a routine "newborn screening" 5 days after birth, during which a possible thyroid dysfunction can be diagnosed.


Children need iodine

Infants have to ingest around 40 - 80 micrograms of iodine per day, since the female mammary gland can "store" iodine in this phase, this supply is ensured by breast milk. An iodine amount of 100-200 micrograms is recommended for children with increasing age (from 1 to 14).


Iodine in everyday life

Food from the sea has a particularly high iodine content because algae and marine animals store iodine and this is vital for them.

Below is an overview of important sources of iodine per 100 grams


Haddock, cod, clams

250-300 µg


up to 300 µg

Broccoli, cabbage, potatoes

up to 15 µg


12 µg


15 µg

Black tea

10 µg

Milk, eggs

10-12 µg

Rye bread

9 µg

Meat, liver

14 µg


Table salt (2000 micrograms = 2 mg), 10 grams of table salt (2 teaspoons) would cover the daily requirement, but it is recommended to consume only about 1 teaspoon of salt per day.

The iodine content of meat products depends largely on how the animals are fed (with feed rich in iodine), and in plant-based foods on the nature of the soil (soil that is low / rich in iodine). The use of iodized table salt also has a positive effect on the "iodine balance". Industrially produced foods such as bread, sausage, cheese or ready meals should also contain iodized salt, but this is not mandatory. Manufacturers usually state the use of iodized table salt on the packaging.