I have just been to a family party at the weekend, and met 2 of my aunties I haven't seen for years. They are my Mum's cousins. One of them has an underactive thyroid diagnosed at 50, and the other one who is younger has only just been diagnosed with haemochromatosis. Their Mum had an underactive thyroid. I have looked it up and know it is all linked to low vitamin b12 and low vitamin d, and people with hashimoto's. I have hashi's. and low vitamin b12, and low vitamin D, which I am being treated for. My question is, as they have told me to get tested for haemochromatosis, is it passed down through the generations. Has anyone got any experience of this condition, and do I need to get my children, who are now young adults tested. I am going to be contacting my Aunties, and telling them to get their vitamin b12, and vitamin d levels tested. I also knew straight away when I saw one of my Aunts, that she had a thyroid condition,
before she told me, as her hair was very thin on the top.