Life Saving Bindi a novel approach to Combat Iodine Deficiency

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PharmaTutor (December - 2017)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 5, Issue 12)


Received On: 28/06/2017; Accepted On: 22/08/2017; Published On: 01/12/2017


D. Giri Raja Sekhar*, D. Sai Sravani, H. Thulasi , Chakka Gopinath
Department of Pharmacy Practice,
Annamacharya college of Pharmacy, Rajampet, AP, India.



The  thyroid  gland  produces  thyroid  hormones.  The  two  most  important  hormones  are  tetraiodothyronine  (thyroxine or T4) and tr iiodothyronine (T3).Iodine deficiency is a major health problem in India. Iodine deficiency  that  can  lead  to  disorders  like  goiter,  hypothyroidism  and  even  brain  damage.  Even  mild  iodine  deficiency  in  pregnant  women  can  result  in  children  being  born  with  c retinism  and  mental  retardation.  The  most  popular  method  of  tackling  the  problem  has  been  to  encourage  the  consumption  of  iodised  salt.  An  iodine  patch,  designed  like  a  regular  bindi,  is  expected  to  help  iodine  deficiency.  It  seems  like  a  brilliantly  simpl y  idea The  wearing of bindis form part of a cultural practice of Indian Women, which are “self - adhesive” in between their  eyebrows, have been impregnated with a solution of iodine. Production costs are minimal, wearing the iodine - infused bindi requires no behavioral change. Conclusion: Incorporation of medicine into lifestyle habits and daily  practice through novel approaches should be encouraged like Iodine Bindi in the management of other chronic  diseases.



How to cite this article: Sekhar DGR, Sravani DS, Thulasi H, Gopinath C;Life Saving Bindi a novel approach to Combat Iodine Deficiency; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(12); 9-11