Low iron levels are something I see on a daily basis in practice. Although we don't commonly associated iron as being important for our thyroid function, it is! Ferritin (a measure of iron stores) is one of the most common lab tests I run on women with hypothyroidism. Without optimal iron levels, your thyroid gland just can't function properly.
If you want to learn more, including what your optimal iron levels should be, you can check out my complete blog post on this topic over at the Rooted in Health site.
Wondering about what thyroid tests you need? Read my last blog post on this topic here
Hope you enjoy!
Dr. Katie Rothwell, ND