KEY SYMPTOMS loss of weight with increased appetite • heat intolerance • lack of thirst • enlarged glands that then waste away • anxiety and restlessness
Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. A deficiency of iodine produces symptoms such as weak muscles, weight loss, mental sluggishness, and fatigue. The condition is rare in the West because potassium iodide, a salt of iodine, is added to table salt. The homeopathic remedy, proved in 1837 by Hahnemann (in association with Drs. Trinks, Gross, Gerdorff, and Hartlaub) is used mainly to treat the many symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid gland and the accelerated metabolism it produces.
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